States spending the most on public elementary and secondary schools, 2009-10
California $68.1 billion
New York $59.5 billion
Texas $53.7 billion
Illinois $27.5 billion
Florida $27.3 billion
New Jersey $26.0 billion
Pennsylvania $25.6 billion
Ohio $22.5 billion
Michigan $18.6 billion
Georgia $17.8 billion
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Education Finances: 2010 (PDF file)