How Kusema Thomas missed six weeks of distance learning in LA Unified middle school

Kusema Thomas II got Fs on his first two sixth-grade report cards at a Los Angeles Unified middle school.

His homeroom teacher marked him absent for 38 days over 10 weeks. His English teacher warned that he was in danger of not meeting standards for promotion. His math teacher wrote, “Truancies/tardies are affecting class work.”

The grades hardly came as a shock. Kusema hadn’t attended classes for most of the first six weeks of school at the Stephen M. White Middle School STEAM Magnet.

But not for lack of interest or for lack of trying. Click here to read more: