Seems a few demographic shifts are already underway. But to be fair, Los Angeles is an expensive place to raise a family. A large number of people couldn’t make it without various public assistance and such.
[quote=La Weekly]Between 1980 and 2000, LAUSD’s population exploded from about 500,000 to more than 700,000, causing classrooms to become seriously overcrowded.
A little more than a decade ago, something unexpected happened. The district’s enrollment, which peaked in 2004 at just under 750,000, began to drop. Some of the loss was to independent charters, a growing trend that would soon amount to a veritable exodus of students. But the total number of kids being served by both the district and charters also was dropping. The reason was simple: People are having fewer children. They’re also having them later in life —** and they’re often leaving L.A. once they do**.