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It’s time we stopped searching for new statistics to suggest that we are not spending enough on education. In fact, education spending increased 30 percent overall during the last decade.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years.
(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade.
(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago.
(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do.
(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend.


why not E?
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 13:48
I can rule out E, because if it were to weaken the sentence, it would require an assumption linking more spending to better education results. This assumption is not in the arguement.

C is the best answer b/c it directly attacks the authors only piece of evidence.

In these strengthen/weaken questions, you need to find the answer that totally proves/obliterates the arguement.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 14:16
C it is.
The expenditure per pupil has decreased over the period.

There could be more reason for E to be true other than the education spending.

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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2007, 22:40
Concur on C.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 06:20
correct me if i'm wrong, but what's the conclusion ?
"we are not spending enough on education" . So how do we weaken it...
We have to prove that we are spending enough on the education.

(A) says "Despite increased spending on education". there could be other reasons why "enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years".
B) out of scope
C) strengthens the argument
D) strengthens the argument
E) out of scope, as reasons for declining standard could be anything.


my call A.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 12:31
Argument says that its wrong to say we are not spending enough on education,as the spending has increased by 30 %.

So the author concludes by saying that the spending has increased .
We have to weaken it by giving justification that though the spending has increased , at the same time the enrollments have also increased and the average spending per pupil has decreased.

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Re: and another CR [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2007, 20:35
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It’s time we stopped searching for new statistics to suggest that we are not spending enough on education. In fact, education spending increased 30 percent overall during the last decade.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years.
(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade.
(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago.
(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do.
(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend.


why not E?


Both A and C look good. The question is, what do we want to achieve from the spending?

A looks like it, but just because the enrollment declined doesn't necessarily mean the spending is not enough.

C tells us that the spending is less than what it was ten years ago. This is unambigous fact and hence most strongly weakens the argument above.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2007, 04:24
OA is 'C'
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