Steven Singer, tireless blogger, had the same experience as so many of us at the Network for Public Education conference, both last year and this year. We met people we thought of as our very close friends but had never met. They are our virtual friends, with whom we share stories, hopes, and fears. We think we know them, but we have never seen them.

And then we went to the conference, and there they are! Real people, a real resistance. It is an exhilarating experience, and I hope you are able to share it with us when we meet again next spring, 2016.