“A thorough look at the overwhelming expense of daycare. The special report supplies local facts, from the cost of daycare to state requirements to the trend away from babysitting and toward enrichment.”

“Thorough reporting of an issue of high concern for the community. The series ties together a variety of aspects of the school system’s dysfunction and presents them clearly and with fairness to all.”

“Every journalist should want to be connected to a project like this. It has outrage, pathos, characters. It reveals a terribly abusive state-sanctioned system. It pushes for change. It is clearly written.”