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About Anne Burns Thomas, Ph.D.

Dr. Anne Burns Thomas is a professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department at SUNY Cortland and is the Coordinator of Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) Scholarship and Program. Since 2006, she has secured more than $1,000,000 in support of the C.U.R.E. Program at SUNY Cortland. Her research interests are teacher diversity in policy and practice in teacher education and district contexts.

Show Highlights

  • Scholarship to recruit more teachers of color
  • Interest in recruiting teachers of color
  • Challenging the “Good Enough” in teacher diversity efforts
  • Strict application processes that limit opportunities for a diverse applicant pool
  • Do principals really get it?
  • Excuses, “we can’t find qualified teachers of color.”
  • Suggestions to recruit beyond “Good Enough” efforts

Connect with Anne

Twitter: @aburnsthomas 


“Please Hire More Teachers of Color”: Challenging the “Good Enough” in Teacher Diversity Efforts 

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