Lindsey M. Burke researches and writes on federal and state education issues as the Will Skillman fellow in education policy at The Heritage Foundation.

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July 5, 2019, 9:04 AM EDT
(Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM-AFP-Getty Images) Before hitting the road for their summer vacations, the justices of the Supreme Court announced last week that they would hear a major school choice case in the next term.
June 25, 2019, 9:37 AM EDT
(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images) American colleges and universities are failing in one of their most basic missions: to equip students with the tools they need for a career.
February 21, 2019, 9:22 AM EST
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., unveiled Tuesday a proposal to subsidize universal early education and child care through federal subsidies.
August 9, 2018, 4:17 PM EDT
Another damaging Obama regulation is heading for the ash heap, which is great news for students.
May 30, 2018, 4:25 PM EDT
K-12 education in the nation’s capital has struggled for decades. Yet since 2003, the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program—a voucher program open to low-income children in the District of Columbia—has been a bright spot for educational opportunity.
May 4, 2017, 11:17 AM EDT
Trump should continue to provide support as more and more states continue the school choice march.
February 24, 2017, 9:44 AM EST
A fed tuition tax credit scholarship program would create myriad problems.
January 19, 2017, 9:51 AM EST
Why are we still questioning parents' ability to exercise school choice?
December 13, 2016, 4:24 PM EST
More choice, more accountability exists with education savings accounts.
November 30, 2016, 3:18 PM EST
Trump's Ed. Secy. nominee has reignited school choice debate.
November 14, 2016, 8:41 AM EST
The Trump admin should seize the opportunity to advance education choice.
September 22, 2016, 11:50 AM EDT
Homeschooling has been growing in popularity in recent years.
August 1, 2016, 1:03 PM EDT
A lawsuit filed by the ACLU is threatening education choice in Nevada.
May 19, 2016, 5:25 PM EDT
On Wednesday, families got one step closer to finally being able to access the most expansive education choice option of any state.
January 21, 2016, 3:51 PM EST
Nearly all schools in Detroit were closed Wednesday due to a massive teacher “sick out,” preventing students from attending class.
July 9, 2015, 1:34 PM EDT
The Senate has begun floor consideration of a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
January 28, 2015, 5:00 PM EST
The Obama administration will soon propose raising taxes on middle-income families struggling to save for college—at a time when college costs are higher than they’ve ever been.
January 12, 2015, 4:51 PM EST
Today, education secretary Arne Duncan urged a revamp of the “tired” and “prescriptive” law currently known as No Child Left Behind, calling for a law that replaces NCLB with one that includes “more money” than is currently authorized.
January 9, 2015, 3:33 PM EST
The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will propose two years of “free” community college, paid for by taxpayers, for students maintaining a “C” or better average. The federal government would finance three-quarters of the costs, and the administration says it hopes the remainder would be financed by states.
December 11, 2014, 10:51 AM EST
The omnibus bill was released Tuesday night. Here are some key details about what it does regarding education spending.