The phrase "build back better" used to be สล็อตออนไลน์ stuck in every government statement like an irritating ring tone you couldn't escape.
And helping schools in England to recover after so much disruption caused by the pandemic was one of the top priorities.
But the chief architect of the recovery plan, Sir Kevan Collins, has walked out over a lack of "credible" funding, suggesting that he wouldn't put his name to building on the cheap.
If not a poundshop, then a £22 shop, which he said would be the amount of catch-up cash the average primary school would receive per pupil per year.
"The support announced by government so far does not come close to meeting the scale of the challenge, and is why I have no option but to resign from my post," said Sir Kevan, as he quit his high-profile role.
It was a damning response from someone highly respected and with decades of experience. The only thing not straightforward about Sir Kevan is how he spells Kevan.
Not tutoring for all
So what happens next? Does that scupper the government's recovery plan in one of its key areas?
As Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said, the £1.4bn promised over three years is a "pretty hefty amount". So what was wrong with that? Weren't the head teachers who called it a "damp squib" expecting far too much?
The tutoring plan announced will presumably go ahead. Sir Kevan has continued to back it - but he saw the tutoring cash as an appetising starter rather than the nourishing main course.
It will be aimed at disadvantaged children who are most likely to have fallen behind, but it will not be available for all pupils. Many will not get any tutoring from this.
Extra time in school
The much bigger plan, which failed to turn up on Wednesday, was about extra hours in school.
There were some mixed messages about this - with the education secretary talking about a longer day, such as for schools which might finish at 14:45.
But Sir Kevan's plan called for a major injection of cash to extend the school day by 30 minutes, in a flexible and fully-funded way, which might be for extra lessons or for sports or arts clubs or other "enrichment" activities.