Finalist

Opinions/Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Opinion Writing

About the Entry

Maureen Downey’s columns bring a local lens to a variety of topical and timely national education issues including race, class and gender.  

Entry Credit 

  • Maureen Downey, Writer & Blogger, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Comments from the Judges

“Good variety of topics and she in at least two of the cases — the transgender and athletes pieces — took clear stances that made it feel you were talking to a friend. And her interview with a teacher who assigned “Underground Railroad” assignment was nuanced, thorough and demonstrated that she’s a trusted voice of influence.”

“Excellent, thoughtful, searching and balanced. Good mix of reporting, anecdotes, quotes and opinion. The column offers good advice that readers can use.”

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