Lindsey M. Burke

Director of the Center for Education Policy (The Heritage Foundation)

As director of the Center for Education Policy, Lindsey Burke oversees the Heritage Foundation’s research and policy on issues pertaining to preschool, K-12, and higher education reform. In 2013, Burke was named Heritage's Will Skillman Fellow in Education, devoting her time and research to reducing federal intervention in education at all levels and empowering families with education choice. Burke has published evaluations of education choice options for public policy foundations such as the Virginia Institute for Public Policy and EdChoice and worked extensively on developing and evaluating education savings accounts. In 2015, she won Heritage’s prestigious W. Glenn and Rita Ricardo Campbell Award in recognition of her work fighting against national standards and tests and for expanded education choice options. Burke holds a bachelor's degree in politics from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and a master of teaching degree in foreign language education from the University of Virginia. She is pursuing a PhD in education policy and research methods at George Mason University, where she examines the intersection of education choice and institutional theory.

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