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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 - 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.
 Buzz - 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.
 Buzz - July 6, 2016
 The blame for the OSPP's failure lies mostly with GOP and allies in WILL
 Within 24 hours of Demond Means' resignation, GOP leaders threatened MPS with everything from breaking it up to choking off state funds. However, these Republicans should get their own house in order first before coming after MPS and Milwaukee's children.
 Buzz - June 30, 2016
 After Means' resignation, OSPP is now a five-alarm dumpster fire
 Demond Means resigned Wednesday as the commissioner of the OSPP. I don't want to make this about me, because it isn't. However, I warned you people that something like this would happen. And now we have on our hands a five-alarm dumpster fire.
 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.

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