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Table 2. Expenditures in public elementary and secondary education in the United States by expenditure category: Fiscal years 1990 and 2008
Dollar amounts (in thousands)   As percent of total expenditures
Expenditure category FY 1990 FY 2008   FY 1990 FY 2008
Total expenditures  212,769,564 596,610,357,728 99.8 100.0
 
Instruction and instruction related  121,356,642 333,598,810,297 57.0 55.9
Student support  7,806,238 27,385,688,163 3.7 4.6
Administration  21,336,069 54,571,055,839 10.0 9.1
Operations  37,270,990 91,271,691,617 17.5 15.3
Capital outlay and interest on debt  21,557,662 81,475,349,708 10.1 13.7
Other programs  2,982,543 8,307,762,104 1.4 1.4
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Estimates are revised from previous publications. Supplemental note 1 identifies the states in each region. See supplemental note 11 for further information about revenue types. See supplemental note 3 for more information about the Common Core of Data (CCD).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, The NCES Common Core of Data (CCD), "National Public Education Financial Survey," 198990, 200708, previously unpublished tabulation (June 2010).

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