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Jun 21

Reclaiming Education Freedom: The Fight to Stop Common Core National Standards and Tests

A Conservative Women's Network event co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute

Join us as Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation and Joy Pullmann of The Heartland Institute discuss the fight to stop Common Core national standards and tests. 

Lindsay Burke is the Will Skillman Fellow in Education Policy at Heritage. She researches and writes on federal and state education issues. Her two critical focus areas are: reducing the federal role in education and empowering families through school choice. Her work and commentary have been cited or appeared in numerous national magazines. Burke has spoken on education reform issues across the country and internationally, and has also appeared on CNN and Fox News Channel as well as other national or regional radio and television programs. 

Joy Pullmann is a Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute and serves as Managing Editor of School Reform News, a national monthly publication. In that capacity, she has interviewed and produced podcasts with many of the leading figures in school reform. She previously was Assistant Editor for American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute. She is also the 2013 recipient of a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-depth reporting on Common Core national education standards. Pullmann has written a series of Research & Commentary reports on the Parent Trigger, a new school reform idea sweeping the country, and is coauthor with Joseph L. Bast of “Design Guidelines for Parent Triggers” (Heartland Institute, 2012). 

Both speakers have firsthand classroom experience in addition to their academic backgrounds. Burke taught high school French and Pullman lead middle and high school students in the study of history, literature, and debate.

More About the Speakers

Joy Pullmann
Research Fellow, The Heartland Institute 

Lindsey Burke
Will Skillman Fellow in Education, The Heritage Foundation

Co-hosted by
Michelle Easton
President, Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute 


Bridgett Wagner
Director, Coalition Relations, The Heritage Foundation