President Trump is giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to look over previous administrations' actions in search of government overreach in K-12 education.
Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that, according to Rob Goad, a senior Department of Education official, strikes down "top-down mandates that take away autonomy and limit the options available to educators, administrators, and parents."
The language seem aimed at the Obama administration, which used funding competitions and the enforcement of civil rights law to have an outsized impact on education nationwide. The Trump administration already has begun rolling back some Obama initiatives, such as protections for transgender students. DeVos' staff is creating a task force aimed at curtailing and repealing regulations they deem to be overstepping local control of schools.