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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 - September 20, 2016
 Leaked John Doe docs reveal what pay-to-play really looks like
 The fallout for Gov. Walker and those tangled in the John Doe web may well continue because all of the prosecution's documents in the case are now available for all to see. They provide a remarkable picture of what a true political pay-to-play scheme looks like.
 
 Kids & Family - September 13, 2016
 WILL argues we should destroy MPS to save it
 Last week, WILL's Will Flanders posted the third and final installment of this series of policy proposals, in which he argues that the state must destroy MPS in order to save it. His weapon of choice is immediate full-scale implementation of the OSPP.
 
 Buzz - September 6, 2016
 The missing JS archives and the digital age's great failure
 Last month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made headlines across the country when its archives disappeared from Google Newspapers - as good a time as any to remind the world that our digital present, and especially our digital past, is fragile and transitory.
 
 Kids & Family - August 30, 2016
 Fact vs. fiction: back-to-school edition
 Later this week, Wisconsin's children start back to school. In honor of that, Jay Bullock uses his column to take a look at some recent school-related fictions and attempt to explain the actual facts.
 
 Buzz - August 23, 2016
 Trump's appeal to African-Americans is both clumsy and ahistorical
 Whether or not the party's current standard-bearer is a true believer, it's still just flatly false that Republican leadership would be better for African-Americans. The GOP has had its chance to help black voters, and they have chosen not to do so.
 
 #RaiseMKE - August 16, 2016
 WILL diagnoses correct symptoms but prescribes solutions to wrong problem
 What WILL diagnoses here as the symptom - that poor, minority urban students routinely achieve well below their wealthier, whiter suburban counterparts in Milwaukee - is accurate. But they prescribe a solution for a completely different problem.
 
 Buzz - August 2, 2016
 Trump's rise is about racial resentment, not anti-establishment sentiment
 I have no argument with Robert Reich when he writes that this election is "between the anti-establishment and the establishment." But Reich's argument that Clinton doesn't "get" what this election is about mistakes his own differences with Clinton for reality.
 
 Buzz - July 26, 2016
 America, you want a president, not an "outsider"
 Everyone always says that what they want in an elected official - mayor, senator, student council treasurer, POTUS - is an "outsider." However, if the 2016 election is good for nothing else, it has shown us the fallacy inherent in such a belief.
 
 Buzz - July 19, 2016
 Here's a test Newt Gingrich can give Muslims
 Last week, Newt Gingrich said we should test every person of Muslim background here and deport them if they believe in Sharia law. Well, OnMilwaukee's resident school teacher Jay Bullock decided to get to work on writing up that test for him.
 
 #RaiseMKE - July 12, 2016
 Let's have some empathy, please
 Author Chinua Achebe's words have been on my mind for the last week, for reasons I hope are obvious. I firmly believe that what the United States needs at this moment is more empathy, a greater sense of shared purpose and shared experience.
 


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