Stocks wandered between the tiniest of gains and losses before closing mixed Tuesday. The calendar said late July, but on Wall Street it seemed more like August, when many traders take off for vacation and fewer stocks trade hands.
And fails. A few years ago I became an accidental education reformer, and learned that my Lone Ranger approach to change doesn't work so well. Inertia besets schools, but also individual parents. It takes a community to reform schools.