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Christy Rome

Executive director of the Texas School Coalition

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Christy Rome is the executive director of the Texas School Coalition, a group of mostly property-wealthy school districts. She previously served as the director of intergovernmental relations for the Austin Independent School District.

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Our priority must be new funding for schools

Despite having less money per student to work with, school districts have prioritized spending such that average teacher pay has risen by almost $5,400 since 2008. The real issue is not how schools prioritize their spending, but rather how the state prioritizes its own spending on public education.