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NYTimes piece says LA school enrollment is...increasing

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So you get a disturbing statistical preponderance: kids in LAUSD are being hit by cars more frequently than ever before. What do you do with that information?

If you're at the NYTimes, you believe everything you're told:
"Traffic patterns around schools in Los Angeles have become clogged and often dangerous because of a large growth in student enrollment..."
What?

Wikipedia knows better. Here are enrollments over the decade:

2000-2001 721,346
2001-2002 735,058
2002-2003 746,852
2003-2004 747,009
2004-2005 741,367
2005-2006 727,319
2006-2007 707,626
2007-2008 694,288

Cars are hitting kids because of increases in density. These have come about because the top job at the City Planning office is occupied by a developer doormat from San Diego named Gail Goldberg who does whatever the Mayor's office tells her to, and who doesn't have the intellectual acumen or even the social awareness necessary to take her job seriously enough forge better traffic safety in step with increasing density.

EARLIER: Unburied.

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