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Gloria: Those who advocate tuition tax credits for parents whose children attend private schools maintain that people making no use of a government service should not be forced to pay for it. Yet those who choose to buy bottled water rather than drink water from the local supply are not therefore exempt from paying taxes to maintain the local water supply.
Roger: Your argument is illogical. Children are required by law to attend school. Since school attendance is a matter not of choice, but of legal requirement, it is unfair for the government to force some parents to pay for it twice.

Which of the following responses by Gloria would best refute Roger’s charge that her argument is illogical?

(A) Although drinking water is not required by law, it is necessary for all people, and therefore my analogy is appropriate.
(B) Those who can afford the tuition at a high-priced private school can well bear the same tax burden as those whose children attend public schools.
(C) If tuition tax credits are granted, the tax burden on parents who choose public schools will rise to an intolerable level.
(D) The law does not say that parents must send their children to private schools, only that the children must attend some kind of school, whether public or private.
(E) Both bottled water and private schools are luxury items, and it is unfair that some citizens should be able to afford them while others cannot.
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Gloria: Those who advocate tuition tax credits for parents whose children attend private schools maintain that people making no use of a government service should not be forced to pay for it. Yet those who choose to buy bottled water rather than drink water from the local supply are not therefore exempt from paying taxes to maintain the local water supply.
Roger: Your argument is illogical. Children are required by law to attend school. Since school attendance is a matter not of choice, but of legal requirement, it is unfair for the government to force some parents to pay for it twice.

Which of the following responses by Gloria would best refute Roger’s charge that her argument is illogical?

(A) Although drinking water is not required by law, it is necessary for all people, and therefore my analogy is appropriate.
(B) Those who can afford the tuition at a high-priced private school can well bear the same tax burden as those whose children attend public schools.
(C) If tuition tax credits are granted, the tax burden on parents who choose public schools will rise to an intolerable level.
(D) The law does not say that parents must send their children to private schools, only that the children must attend some kind of school, whether public or private.
(E) Both bottled water and private schools are luxury items, and it is unfair that some citizens should be able to afford them while others cannot.

What is the argument?

Gloria: tax must be paid for attending private school, just as tax is paid for bottled water even though normal water is available, since its a preference tax needs to be paid.

Roger:That is the most outrageous thing i heard, because children need to attend school by law and theyre already doing a big favour by going to school so they should not be taxed.

Gloria if she says:Even though drinking water is not required by law, every body needs it, and even though they are not being forced by law the people are paying for their preference, since she compared public schools private schools with normal water bottled water where drinking water is not required by law, and people are paying for a preference so why should they not pay for their preference when attending school.
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28 May 2010, 05:22
IMO D

Gloria: Those who advocate tuition tax credits for parents whose children attend private schools maintain that people making no use of a government service should not be forced to pay for it. Yet those who choose to buy bottled water rather than drink water from the local supply are not therefore exempt from paying taxes to maintain the local water supply.
Roger: Your argument is illogical. Children are required by law to attend school. Since school attendance is a matter not of choice, but of legal requirement, it is unfair for the government to force some parents to pay for it twice.

Which of the following responses by Gloria would best refute Roger’s charge that her argument is illogical?
(A) Although drinking water is not required by law, it is necessary for all people, and therefore my analogy is appropriate.
(B) Those who can afford the tuition at a high-priced private school can well bear the same tax burden as those whose children attend public schools.
(C) If tuition tax credits are granted, the tax burden on parents who choose public schools will rise to an intolerable level.
(D) The law does not say that parents must send their children to private schools, only that the children must attend some kind of school, whether public or private.
-- the law makes mandatory for children to attend school not necessarily private school..
(E) Both bottled water and private schools are luxury items, and it is unfair that some citizens should be able to afford them while others cannot.
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28 May 2010, 06:47
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Gloria: Those who advocate tuition tax credits for parents whose children attend private schools maintain that people making no use of a government service should not be forced to pay for it. Yet those who choose to buy bottled water rather than drink water from the local supply are not therefore exempt from paying taxes to maintain the local water supply.
Roger: Your argument is illogical. Children are required by law to attend school. Since school attendance is a matter not of choice, but of legal requirement, it is unfair for the government to force some parents to pay for it twice.

Which of the following responses by Gloria would best refute Roger’s charge that her argument is illogical?

(A) Although drinking water is not required by law, it is necessary for all people, and therefore my analogy is appropriate.
(B) Those who can afford the tuition at a high-priced private school can well bear the same tax burden as those whose children attend public schools.
(C) If tuition tax credits are granted, the tax burden on parents who choose public schools will rise to an intolerable level.
(D) The law does not say that parents must send their children to private schools, only that the children must attend some kind of school, whether public or private.
(E) Both bottled water and private schools are luxury items, and it is unfair that some citizens should be able to afford them while others cannot.

Very interesting question. I didn't find an answer that would perfectly refute Roger's charge. But I think the closest is D.
In the reasoning of both Gloria and Roger, choice matters. Gloria mentions those who choose bottled water over locally supplied water. Roger argues that parents can't choose, they are forced by law to send children to school. Therefore, I think that to be able to refute Roger's charge that Gloria's argument is illogical, we need an answer choice that makes the point about the "choice" vs "law force".
A doesn't play down Roger's claim that education is forced by law, just supports that drinking water is not required. Not that relevant for me.
B. Affordability is not the issue.
C. Tax burden is not the issue.
D. Corrects Roger's assumption that parents are 'forced' to send their children to private school.
E. Fair or just is not the issue.

Please reveal the OA.
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28 May 2010, 09:18
D refutes rogers statements
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01 Jun 2010, 00:59
D cant be wrong. We need a premise from Gloria to support her claim not from Roger to support his claim. OA is A. Please check the discussion:

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01 Jun 2010, 07:31
Thanks for explanation. Required some critical reading and then reasoning...
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01 Jun 2010, 11:49
Thanks, Can i ask you how ur working on improving your CR, as even i felt that the answer was not A at first, after seeing the OA i corrected myself.

It is really confusing and convoluted anyway rather than a simple answer.

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25 Apr 2011, 09:53
these are exactly the kind of questions which i get wrong and which hurt my verbal score.
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25 Apr 2011, 23:53
Between A and D,D supports Roger's argument about Law.Hence POE.
OA has to be A.
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