Lasanti Project: Los Angeles, San Diego, Tijuana
The LASANTI Project will explore many dimensions of social and economic change and inequality across the huge bi-national urbanized complex, stretching from the northern Los Angeles suburbs down through San Diego, to the Tijuana metropolitan area.
- The Lasanti Project Description
- CRP's LASANTI Project explores many dimensions of social and economic change and inequality across the huge bi-national urbanized complex, stretching from the northern Los Angeles suburbs down through San Diego to the Tijuana metropolitan area.
- Divided We Fail: Segregated and Unequal Schools in the Southland
- Southern California schools show profound segregation by race, poverty and language status, all of which are visibly related to disparities in educational opportunity and outcomes. This analysis provides the first comprehensive, region-wide study of enrollment and segregation patterns in the six-county Southern California region. It then addresses the question of why these trends matter: evaluating how segregation is related to graduation rates and college attendance, as well as the distribution of learning opportunities in Southern California.
- Fragmented Economy, Stratified Society, and the Shattered Dream
- This is the second in a series of reports called The Lasanti Project, named after the region encompassing Los Angeles, San Diego and Tijuana. As recovery from the Great Recession remains subdued, and as the depth of the economic plunge becomes increasingly clear, this report examines the growing disparities in the labor market yielding widespread increases in economic inequality throughout the region of Southern California and the state as a whole. In particular, this study looks at underemployment as a more comprehensive indicator of the health of the job market and overall economy since it counts three groups of workers: the total number of unemployed people, involuntary part-time workers who want full-time work but have had to settle for part-time hours, and “marginally attached” workers who are available and want to work but have given up actively looking.
- Unrealized Promises: Unequal Access, Affordability, and Excellence at Community Colleges in Southern California
- California community colleges are, by design, the only entry point to four‐year institutions for the majority of students in the state. Yet, many of these institutions perpetuate racial and class segregation, thus disrupting the California Master Plan for Higher Education’s promise of access, equity, and excellence in higher education. This report is an exploratory and descriptive examination of the pipelines to and from Southern California’s 51 community colleges.