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

My Articles

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.
September 16, 2014, 11:47 AM EDT
College football is back, to the delight of students and alumni across the country. But between the touchdowns and the tailgating, student debt continues to grow, saddling graduates with loan burdens before they even have a chance to begin their careers.
September 3, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT
Less than two-thirds of high schools across the country offer physics. Just half offer calculus, according to Michael Horn, an education innovation guru.
August 26, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT
Charter schools, which are public schools that are independently managed and operated, have grown in popularity in recent years. Part of that popularity may be due to the schools’ productivity and ability to improve learning outcomes on a more limited budget than traditional public schools enjoy.