DeVos said she plans to offer $1 billion in funding for state-level teachers’ union dues, which are among the largest in the nation.
The announcement comes just a week after Education Secretary DeVos visited Indiana and Ohio in a bid to build a national coalition of states backing a union-busting effort that has so far failed.
The administration also pledged $3.2 billion in aid to states that are in the process of joining the Common Core standards.
States that are part of the push to eliminate teachers unions are set to have the option of joining in on the union-cutting effort, which is already underway in some states, but could be scaled back if the effort fails.
DeVos said states should be ready to join in on “whatever this effort may take.”
“We’ll work with the states as they develop their strategies and plan to have a national strategy in place in 2019,” DeVos said during a speech at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.