Becca Lais

Guest Blogger

Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Becca Lais is a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and former Tulsa-based member of Teach For America, where she taught sixth- through eighth-grade students. She received her undergraduate in peace studies, gender studies and philosophy.

She plans to use her masters to work in advocacy and community practice. She is a proud feminist, and she is dedicated to fighting for equality and equity. She believes in empowering the youth to use their voice for change and justice in their own lives and in their community.

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Posted Mar. 7, 2018

I’m Sick of Seeing Black Women Silenced in School Leadership

“Aggressive,” “strong-willed,” “passionate.” Those words have been falsely labeled as simple descriptors. In actuality, they are evidence of the continued…

By Becca Lais

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Posted Nov. 18, 2021

If You’ve Been Silent About Child Justice, We Need You Now More Than Ever

We have a problem. The global COVID-19 pandemic has not only created a storm of challenges in policy and practice for public education; it also…

By Chris Stewart

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Posted Nov. 22, 2021

Current Events Put Racism on Display, No Matter How Hard Some Try to Hide It

In the words of Mugatu, I feel like I’m taking crazy pills. Defense lawyers in the trial seeking justice for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery,…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 23, 2021

Not Every Kid Looks Forward to Holiday Breaks

As a kid, I didn’t look forward to the holidays as much as my classmates did because it meant more time in a home that…

By Kelly D. Holstine

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