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CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2008, 14:18
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The reforms to improve the quality of public education that have been initiated on the part of suppliers of public education have been insufficient. Therefore, reforms must be demanded by consumers. Parents should be given government vouchers with which to pay for their children’s education and should be allowed to choose the schools at which the vouchers will be spent. To attract students, academically underachieving schools will be forced to improve their academic offerings.
The argument assumes that
(A) in selecting schools parents would tend to prefer a reasonable level of academic quality to greater sports opportunities or more convenient location
(B) improvement in the academic offerings of schools will be enforced by the discipline of the job market in which graduating students compete
(C) there is a single best way to educate students
(D) children are able to recognize which schools are better and would influence their parents’ decisions
(E) schools would each improve all of their academic offerings and would not tend to specialize in one particular field to the exclusion of others
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2008, 23:52
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If parents(consumer) don't consider academic potential of the schools in the first place , schools will not have to worry about
academic improvement: as schools can anyway get these vouchers because they have location or other advantages.
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 01:51
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I agree with UMB.
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 03:19
UMB wrote:
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If parents(consumer) don't consider academic potential of the schools in the first place , schools will not have to worry about
academic improvement: as schools can anyway get these vouchers because they have location or other advantages.


yea , A for me.
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 04:03
I have a different take here. Analyse the statement more closely...

Parents should be given government vouchers with which to pay for their children’s education and should be allowed to choose the schools at which the vouchers will be spent. To attract students, academically underachieving schools will be forced to improve their academic offerings.

Therefore the argument assumes that by reforms the education will be better. The Parents will choose where to spend on educations and school in order to attract better students, will be forced to improve their standards. In doing so, children should be able to recognise good institutions and should be able to influence the parents decision.

Hence I'll go for choice D, though choice A is very close.
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 05:10
OA is B. Thanks
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 07:28
Definitely don't agree with B, what is the source of Q? How is the argument assuming anything about the job market? That is way out of scope.
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YIKES!!! Never ever thought B would be the answer
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 19:03
is there an OE?
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 19:21
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 19:58
Conlusion:

Consumers decide the improvement

B: Consumers(discipline of job market) enforce the improvement.

Same same
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 20:44
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The OA is A. The source is Aristotle. Although I am 5.5 years late to point this out :p But Vivali I believe u have been mistaken.
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Re: CR The reforms to improve [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2014, 21:42
Vavali wrote:
Explanations please!

The reforms to improve the quality of public education that have been initiated on the part of suppliers of public education have been insufficient. Therefore, reforms must be demanded by consumers. Parents should be given government vouchers with which to pay for their children’s education and should be allowed to choose the schools at which the vouchers will be spent. To attract students, academically underachieving schools will be forced to improve their academic offerings.
The argument assumes that
(A) in selecting schools parents would tend to prefer a reasonable level of academic quality to greater sports opportunities or more convenient location
(B) improvement in the academic offerings of schools will be enforced by the discipline of the job market in which graduating students compete
(C) there is a single best way to educate students
(D) children are able to recognize which schools are better and would influence their parents’ decisions
(E) schools would each improve all of their academic offerings and would not tend to specialize in one particular field to the exclusion of others


Parents should be given government vouchers with which to pay for their children’s education and should be allowed to choose the schools at which the vouchers will be spent.

Parents are given vouchers to spend on education.

To attract students, academically underachieving schools will be forced to improve their academic offerings.

Students are the ones being attracted by schools.

Therefore, It means that although parents are the ones given the vouchers, it is assumed that only based on the students' views would the decisions would be taken.

Hence, D. Correct me if I am wrong.

Cheers
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