Ohio has been under the thumb of Governor John Kasich and his merry band of privatizers and profiteers.

But this Ohio teacher came to Austin to join the Network for Public Education jamboree and left feeling inspired.

Dan Greenberg of the Sylvania Education Association enjoyed not just the Texas weather but the chance to meet activists from across the nation.

He caught the contagious spirit of optimism, the belief widely shared that regular people–parents and teachers working together–can stop the assault on public education.

It happened in Texas. It is happening in many places.

Dan went back to Ohio, ready to face a few more weeks of winter and ready to become a leader in turning Ohio around.

Thanks, Dan!