I knew I was in trouble when I approached the security line for my flight to Washington, D.C., for the start of the general membership meeting of the Investment Company Institute. 

There, in clusters of pink, purple, blue and other bright T-shirts were the people that would surround me on my flight from Fort Lauderdale. Eight-nine students from Equestrian Trails and Southpointe elementary schools in Palm Beach County, Florida.

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