The Bush administration is correct when it says that school financing went up sharply under the new law.
He also wanted a more stable and reliable source of school financing.
The place where this argument has cut most deeply, I think, is around school financing.
Property taxes and school financing have both become political hot potatoes this year.
But how should the state deal with disruptive students, failing schools, school financing?
He said there would be "minimum impact" on school financing.
That may lead state courts to take another look at school financing.
Can the federal government afford to take primary responsibility for school financing?
Still, higher education issues are almost certain to be overshadowed by the battle over school financing.
The issues included Internet access in rural areas and school financing.