John A Griffin

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Still Separate, Shamefully Unequal

Our high-performing, supposedly public schools are essentially private.


Dissent: A Regrettable Choice

Had Bloomberg been asked to the Institute of Politics, we would have urged our classmates to engage in a respectful dialogue with the former mayor, and to challenge him on his record. But Commencement is not a night at the JFK Jr. Forum—every graduate should feel celebrated and included.


Grade Inflation Debate Misses the Picture

Grade inflation and the current GPA system detract from intellectual enrichment, and that is their primary failure.


On Senator Brownsberger and Campaign Finance

Limiting corruption in politics is an issue of utmost importance, but a constitutional amendment is an ill-advised solution.


Burning the Midnight Diesel

As it stands today, Boston is a fairly large city that—for all intents and purposes—shuts down after midnight.


Carrying on the Mantle of Reform

The battle over charter schools is largely a political ploy that undermines substantive policy work. Charters have been proven good models where students thrive and succeed.


Fighting for Change in the Trenches

Many college students voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012 because his message of equality and opportunity resonated with their idealism. If we want to continue to work toward that message, however, we have to get our hands dirty in America’s city halls.


Toward a Peace in Mali

If there is to be any peace in the region, France must maintain a peacekeeping force in Mali.