Michael Brickman

National Policy Director

Michael Brickman is the national policy director at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, where he serves as a commentator on education reform and other related topics. He is a frequent contributor to Fordham’s various publications, as well as to prominent radio, television, and print outlets. Michael served in communications roles on state and national political campaigns before being tapped by Gov. Scott Walker to lead his education policy efforts in Wisconsin. While in the governor’s office, he worked to support collective-bargaining reforms, increase standards and accountability, expand school choice, and keep college affordable through innovative new initiatives. Michael graduated from the University of Delaware with an honors bachelor’s degree in political science. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.