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== [[File:target.png | left | 50px | Vulnerabilities in Their Strategy | link= ]] Vulnerabilities in Their Strategy ==
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) shrunk shrank the scope of federal authority, particularly with regard to designing and implementing accountability systems.[https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2016/11/29/the-prospects-of-devoss-school-choice-agenda-as-ed-secretary/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=gs] However, the Secretary of Education remains responsible for approving accountability plans devised by the states.[https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2016/11/29/the-prospects-of-devoss-school-choice-agenda-as-ed-secretary/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=gs] The Secretary of Education cannot require states to adopt certain policies in order to receive flexibility from federal law.[https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2016/11/29/the-prospects-of-devoss-school-choice-agenda-as-ed-secretary/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=gs]
Less than 9% of the estimated $600 billion spent annually on education comes from the federal government.[https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/upshot/why-donald-trumps-education-pick-would-face-barriers-for-vouchers.html?smid=tw-upshotnyt&smtyp=cur&referer=https://t.co/pWsuCjhKOh] In order for vouchers to be a implemented as an alternative to public schools, states would have to kick in $110 billion.[http://www.vox.com/2016/12/2/13767668/donald-trump-education-betsy-devos-school-vouchers] Given the limited power of the Secretary of Education, she would have to find a way to incentivize states to do this.[https://www.brookings.edu/blog/brown-center-chalkboard/2016/11/29/the-prospects-of-devoss-school-choice-agenda-as-ed-secretary/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=gs]
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