Or perhaps, the title should read, Education is Getting Smote by the Bush Administration. Of course, with all of his war time experience, W is very good at smiting...how fitting for his christian demeanor.
Take a look at the table summarized at the Chronicle of Higher Education and do the math. Sure, he is requesting a boost for Pell Grants (by 5.6%), but look at the other areas being reduced by 100% and you will know that there is no real increase, but a wholesale decrease in the investment in education.
As determined by the projected requests for the 2006 budget, it looks like our fair president doesn't care much about children, left behind or not.
Pell Grants up 5.6 %
Perkins Loans (which really are not financial aid) DOWN 100%
Tech Prep Education DOWN 100%
Trio Programs DOWN 55.9%
Fund for Improving Postsecondary Education DOWN 86.3%
Gear UP DOWN 100%
Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants DOWN 100%
You can log in to get the full table, but I don't think that increasing one, very successful program and killing several others is the best thing for education in America.