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Every society's holiest duty is ensuring that all its children thrive to the greatest extent possible. But while almost everyone will agree in a bland way that it's important to care for our children, it's striking how little our kids feature in our national political debates.

What helps children thrive? When it comes to answering this question, we can — and must — disagree in good faith.

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