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Educational Justice

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Less than 9% of the estimated $600 billion spent annually on education comes from the federal government.[] In order for vouchers to be a implemented as an alternative to public schools, states would have to kick in $110 billion.[] Given the limited power of the Secretary of Education, she would have to find a way to incentivize states to do this.[]
Local public schools stand to lose money through voucher programs, and parents . Parents will likely be concerned about cuts to their schools' budgets. In 2009-10, more than 56,000 schools around the country benefited from Title I dollars, including school districts in every state in the country.[] While people will argue about whether putting money into vouchers qualifies as "cutting spending on education," polling indicates that most people do not want cuts to education spending.[] Roughly half of all nonfederal education funding comes from local property taxes . These taxes are raised by more than 13,000 local school districts, all of whom would have to be on board with a voucher program.[] Additionally, teachers' and administrators' unions typically oppose voucher schemes and will likely oppose any Trump administration effort.
Title I Portability faces several hurdles that prevent it from being enacted immediately. 38 states currently have constitutional amendments, called Blaine Amendments, that prohibit federal funding from going to religious schools.[] Turning Title I funds into portable vouchers would provide students with approximately $538 each, while private school tuition in the US averages about $11,000 per year.[]

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