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Jay Bullock

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Jay Bullock is a high school English teacher in Milwaukee, columnist for the Bay View Compass, singer-songwriter and occasional improv comedian.


Recent Articles
 
 Buzz - June 28, 2016
 Exit stage left: Brexit, Obama, George Will and what they all mean
 Between the Brexit vote, George Will and seemingly President Barack Obama, a lot of people and places prepared the way for big exits this past week. And they all share a lot in common, important lessons we should take come November.
 
 Buzz - June 21, 2016
 Hot take: Climate change is the ultimate 2016 presidential campaign issue
 You can name any of 100 issues that divide Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but if I had to choose one that is most representative of the difference between the two, both as people and as candidates, climate change would be at the top of the list.
 
 Buzz - June 16, 2016
 Privileged #NeverHillary protest will hurt real Americans
 #BernieOrBust fans think losing in November will bring about some epiphany in the Democratic Party, something about how now they'll "listen to the people." However, that's not reality. Those who suffer will, of course, be those most vulnerable.
 
 Kids & Family - June 6, 2016
 It's right to care about students, but you must also care about districts
 Here's the thing about State Rep. Dale Kooyonga and other Republicans' insistence that money follow the student and that reform and legislation should focus on the child rather than the schools or districts: Students don't learn in a vacuum.
 
 Kids & Family - May 24, 2016
 Black students' lives don't matter to Sheriff Clarke, just their obedience
 The charge that MPS would be giving almost half a million dollars to the loose national coalition going by the name Black Lives Matter is, of course, false. But that didn't stop Sheriff David Clarke from commenting on it and showing his true desires.
 
 Buzz - May 18, 2016
 For Ryan, it's not what Donald Trump says; it's how he's saying it
 Paul Ryan's fight with Donald Trump isn't as much about what the Republican presidential candidate is saying, but how he's saying it. He's simply embarrassed Trump has made the Republican Party's subtext into text again.
 
 Kids & Family - May 10, 2016
 Revisiting the resource gap
 At some point, this reality needs to sink in: It is our moral and civic duty to overcome this resource gap and provide opportunities, through better school funding, that students from poor families and neighborhoods cannot receive anywhere else.
 
 Kids & Family - May 4, 2016
 A Teacher Appreciation Week gift guide
 You may have forgotten Teacher Appreciation Day yesterday on Tuesday, May 3, but since we're actually in the midst of Teacher Appreciation Week, you actually have a bit of leeway - and this handy Teacher Appreciation gift guide.
 
 Kids & Family - April 27, 2016
 MPS should accept Means' plan for Opportunity Schools
 Demond Means' OSPP plan may not be ideal, but for Milwaukee Public Schools, it's the best case in a bad situation - especially based on what was threatened originally and what eventually did become the law under the last state budget.
 
 Buzz - April 19, 2016
 The voter fraud debate is over - because it never existed in the first place
 If voter ID laws were really intended to combat voter fraud, and this past election had both voter ID in place and record turnout levels, isn't that actually proof instead that the right's voter-fraud thesis was, is and has always been a big fat lie?
 


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