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:
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.