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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