Moira MacDonald is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and writer with a specialty in education politics and trends. She has written for the National Post, Christian Science Monitor, served as a news reporter at the Toronto Sun and most recently was a columnist for Sun Media where she regularly broke stories on the education beat and offered a unique and respected analysis of school issues. She is a regular contributor to University Affairs magazine, published by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada. She has reported internationally, covering stories on education, crime, politics and human rights from places such as Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Israel, Syria and New Zealand. She holds an M.A. in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and is a past director for Canadian Journalists for Free Expression.