They seem to be every where these days, jammed between incredibly tiny cafe tables, maneuvering around the dog poop in Elysian Park and riding up and down the sidewalks of Echo Park Avenue. The baby strollers carrying the offspring of Echo Park’s new middle class mommies and daddies have made their presence known. The Echo Park stroller set has even been spotted in a place that many middle class and working class parents have long avoided: the neighborhood public school. But a recent leadership change at Elysian Heights Elementary School and a dose of school district bureaucracy and seeming indifference have some parents thinking twice about sending their kids to school down the block.
“We really liked the idea of walking the kids to school,” said Laura Owens, a 38-year-old artist and mother of two who took a recent tour of Elysian Heights Elementary. “They have a great thing going there. It could stay the same or it could get worse.”
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