School Enrollment Down Where Rents Are Going Up

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This weekend's LA Times reported on another demographic change in Los Angeles. Increasing rents and condo conversion are changing neighborhoods where new schools are being built to accommodate the children of recent immigrants. While the immigrant families can't afford to stay, families who can afford to move in aren't having as many children. That translates into declining enrollment in schools. Is rent control the answer? We hear more from reporter Nancy Cleeland, who writes about the working poor in LA, LAUSD Superintendent Roy Romer and others.
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Cleeland's article on high rents changing LA's demographic, school enrollment

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Arnovitz's list of venues to watch the World Cup

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Warren Olney

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Frances Anderton