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# A county's Parent-Teacher Association has submitted a recommendation a

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A county's Parent-Teacher Association has submitted a recommendation arguing that certain programs should be implemented not by the Association's leaders but by an open forum in which every parent with a child in the school can participate. Opponents of the recommendation contend that the results of these open forums would be skewed, because retired stay-at-home parents are able to pressure other parents into pursuing a certain agenda by calling them repeatedly.

Which of the following, if true, most supports the opponents’ contention?

A The members of the Parent-Teacher Association view open forums as a method for sidestepping decisions on policies on which members are split.

B During formal debates between members of the Parent-Teacher Association, the number of parents who participate is not impacted by whether the different factions call them repeatedly or not.

C Supporters of programs that are disputed by retired stay-at-home parents typically struggle to find the time to call other parents in their neighborhoods.

D Different stay-at-home parents frequently adopt conflicting views on questions of which programs the county ought to support.

E Many local parents prefer to avoid espousing specific civic beliefs, to avoid complaints by customers who lack similar beliefs.

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A county's Parent-Teacher Association has submitted a recommendation arguing that certain programs should be implemented not by the Association's leaders but by an open forum in which every parent with a child in the school can participate. Opponents of the recommendation contend that the results of these open forums would be skewed, because retired stay-at-home parents are able to pressure other parents into pursuing a certain agenda by calling them repeatedly.

Which of the following, if true, most supports the opponents’ contention?

A The members of the Parent-Teacher Association view open forums as a method for sidestepping decisions on policies on which members are split.

B During formal debates between members of the Parent-Teacher Association, the number of parents who participate is not impacted by whether the different factions call them repeatedly or not.

C Supporters of programs that are disputed by retired stay-at-home parents typically struggle to find the time to call other parents in their neighborhoods.

D Different stay-at-home parents frequently adopt conflicting views on questions of which programs the county ought to support.

E Many local parents prefer to avoid espousing specific civic beliefs, to avoid complaints by customers who lack similar beliefs.

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Opponents' argument: results of these open forums would be skewed, because retired stay-at-home parents are able to pressure other parents into pursuing a certain agenda by calling them repeatedly.

Option A: Incorrect. Irrelevant. The argument is not about why PTA uses open forum.
Option B: Incorrect. Weaken. If parents are not affected by calls, then that undermines the opponents argument
Option C: Correct. If supporters are not able to call parents unlike stay at home parents...this might affect their ability to persuade other parents to rally for their cause.
Option D: Incorrect. Weaken. If retired stay-at-home parents have different views then, results of the open forum won't be skewed as they are on both the supporter and opponent sides of each issue. So the effect is nullified. So this weakens the Opponents' argument
Option E: Incorrect. Irrelevant. The argument is only about the effect of stay-at-home parents on forums. Not about many local parents in general.
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