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In today’s pluralistic society, textbook publishers find themselves in an increasingly uncomfortable position. Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. As a result, stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another. And since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books, it is inevitable that______
(A) fewer and fewer publishers will be willing to enter the financially uncertain textbook industry
(B) the ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland
(C) more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks
(D) the government will be forced to intervene in the increasingly rancorous debate over the content of textbooks
(E) school boards, teachers, and principals will find it nearly impossible to choose among the variety of textbooks being offered
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Re: CR:textbooks [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2009, 08:16
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In today’s pluralistic society, textbook publishers find themselves in an increasingly uncomfortable position. Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. As a result, stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another. And since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books, it is inevitable that______
(A) fewer and fewer publishers will be willing to enter the financially uncertain textbook industry
(B) the ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland
(C) more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks
(D) the government will be forced to intervene in the increasingly rancorous debate over the content of textbooks
(E) school boards, teachers, and principals will find it nearly impossible to choose among the variety of textbooks being offered



very good question ritula! +1

IMO B

Since social groups tend to protect their own values and publishers want to sell their books, books must be neutral with all ideologies.

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Re: CR:textbooks [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2009, 08:50
ritula wrote:
In today’s pluralistic society, textbook publishers find themselves in an increasingly uncomfortable position. Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. As a result, stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another. And since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books, it is inevitable that______
(A) fewer and fewer publishers will be willing to enter the financially uncertain textbook industry
(B) the ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland
(C) more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks
(D) the government will be forced to intervene in the increasingly rancorous debate over the content of textbooks
(E) school boards, teachers, and principals will find it nearly impossible to choose among the variety of textbooks being offered



B

The argument clearly says "stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another" and "since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books"

A - talks abt no. of publishers to enter financially uncertain textbook industry - the argument doesn't talks about the financial uncertainity.
B - talka abt the ethical and moral content of textbooks to be neutral. Yeah!! this could be possible bcause publishers should rely on good will of the society
C - more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks. this directly depends on no. of society, but the argument no where talks abt no. or more and more society.
D - out o scope
E - out o scope
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Re: CR:textbooks [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2009, 08:58
OA is B indeed.
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Re: CR:textbooks [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2009, 09:45
Good Q
I picked up B too
"Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. "....hence..ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland.
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