Following is a summary of the early initiatives of Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos and his two Reagan Administration predecessors.
- A well-received package of regulatory, legislative, and administrative measures designed to reduce student-loan defaults.
William J. Bennett
- A proposal to distribute Chapter 1 aid through parental vouchers.
Terrel H. Bell
- Withdrawal of regulations that would have mandated native-language instruction for limited-English-proficient children.