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Table: How Public Education Costs Stack Up


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TABLE: How Public Education Costs Stack Up

Spending by all levels of government, fiscal year 1995*

BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

HEALTH CARE $450

EDUCATION 345

ELEMENTARY/HIGH SCHOOL 267

POSTSECONDARY 78

SOCIAL SECURITY 336

DEFENSE 272

CRIMINAL JUSTICE 100

HIGHWAYS 80

*Estimated DATA: OMB, COMMERCE DEPARTMENT, BUSINESS WEEK


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