The Big Fix

Grinding traffic. Stagnant schools. Evaporating equity. How will Los Angeles cope in 2008? We asked writers and wonks, artists and experts to give it their best shot.

What do L.A. kids need to thrive? Former L.A. schools Supt. Roy Romer wants strong teachers. An English professor laments the demise of bilingual education. Read those answers and more — and tell us your ideas.
Making the city shine
What single change could finally civilize L.A.?
A bus with a view that serves Starbucks? A monorail? Your own two feet?
Buy, sell, rent or move?