Houston Newsmakers March 4: HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza & FBI recruitment

HOUSTON – On Sunday's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall, HISD Superintendent Richard Carranza says the frustration is high when it comes to crafting a budget, knowing that before you start it will fall short of what's needed. 

"It's tragic because we know that students in Houston have needs and we know that we've been able to fund learning opportunities for students for many years here in Houston but those days are gone," he said.

VIDEO: Houston Newsmakers with Richard Carranza part 2

Carranza talks about why the money is not as plentiful as it once was and also weighs in on the educational inequity in HISD. 

"What troubles me is that the educational experience this very day of a third grader on one side of town versus a third grader going to school on another side of town, just by the mere fact that they go to different schools in different parts of this district, is completely different," Carranza said.

Much more with Carranza on this week's Newsmakers.


The FBI has been in the spotlight recently for reasons that have nothing to do with law enforcement, fired and retiring directors rotating through within a relatively short period of time, but the agency is still on a mission to protect U.S. citizens and is looking for new agents in the Houston region. 

VIDEO: Houston Newsmakers Interview with David Baker

FBI Special Agent David Baker is asking for applicants and says the FBI likes having a pool of people with expertise across a number of disciplines. 

"A myth about the FBI is that you have to major in criminal justice, you have to be a police officer, you have to be in the military," he said. "Myself, I've done none of that." 

The former finance major talks about what it takes and how to apply on this week's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall.


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