During the first Conversations and Coffee event, Defender Publisher and CEO Sonceria “Sonny” Messiah Jiles interviewed Houston Independent School District Superintendent Richard Carranza. The event sponsored by Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and hosted in their main campus rotunda welcomed community members to submit some of the interview questions. In addition, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic provided blood pressure testing and each attendee received a Defender coffee mug.

WATCH: HISD Supt. Carranza talks about Discrimination in Funding Magnet vs Non-magnet Schools.

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In the one-hour interview, Supt Carranza covered a number of topics we will share with you (see video schedule below).

Monday, June 26:  Education of Black Males

Tuesday, June 27:  Attendance Penalties vs. Title 1 funding

Wednesday, June 28: Discrimination in funding Magnet Schools vs. Non-magnet Schools

Thursday, June 29:  Low Paying Teacher Salaries

Friday, June 30:  Saving Black Schools

Saturday, July 1:  Equity in Minority Contracts

Video Production by: Daptwa Productions – David Walls

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