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# Congress is considering a "National Service"

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Congress is considering a "National Service" program under which high school graduates who need federal assistance for college would serve for two years in the military or on a community service program rather than receive and repay a government-sponsored loan. Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society.

Which one of the following points would be most useful to an opponent of the National Service program?

-Students who choose not to go to college should not be obligated to participate in a National Service program.
-Women would have fewer choices of positions in the military.
-Students well-off enough not to need federal financial assistance could forego National Service.
-The federal assistance offered by a National Service program would not be adequate to completely pay for a college education.
-Today's youth are greatly lacking in civic values and social responsibility.

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02 Oct 2010, 10:46
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Congress is considering a "National Service" program under which high school graduates who need federal assistance for college would serve for two years in the military or on a community service program rather than receive and repay a government-sponsored loan. Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society.

Which one of the following points would be most useful to an opponent of the National Service program?

-Students who choose not to go to college should not be obligated to participate in a National Service program.
Out of scope. The stimulus only talks of [highlight]high school graduates who need federal assistance for college[/highlight]
-Women would have fewer choices of positions in the military.
Way out of scope.
-Students well-off enough not to need federal financial assistance could forego National Service.
Yes. This would make sense. The stimulus - [highlight]Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth[/highlight] talks of the entire youth population and this option attacks it.
-The federal assistance offered by a National Service program would not be adequate to completely pay for a college education.
Out of scope.
-Today's youth are greatly lacking in civic values and social responsibility.
Way out of scope.
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02 Oct 2010, 21:33
hemanthp wrote:
Congress is considering a "National Service" program under which high school graduates who need federal assistance for college would serve for two years in the military or on a community service program rather than receive and repay a government-sponsored loan. Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society.

Which one of the following points would be most useful to an opponent of the National Service program?

-Students who choose not to go to college should not be obligated to participate in a National Service program.here we are considering only high school graduates
-Women would have fewer choices of positions in the military.author doesn't talk about women in particular
-Students well-off enough not to need federal financial assistance could forego National Service.Everyone should attend the program. But here its only for those students who don't have adequate funds for the college program. So we are not considering the students who don't need any help
-The federal assistance offered by a National Service program would not be adequate to completely pay for a college education.this is also irrelevant because the stimulus doesn't take the total money required for college education in account
-Today's youth are greatly lacking in civic values and social responsibility.irrelevant. doesn't talk anything about national service program

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02 Oct 2010, 22:29
Simple and straight.C for me
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03 Oct 2010, 09:13
It definitely wasn't simple and straight for me .

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03 Oct 2010, 10:43
C.
Agree with ezhilkumarank.......almost all the other options are way out of scope hence the comment "Simple and Straight"

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24 Jul 2012, 03:16
Congress is considering a "National Service" program under which high school graduates who need federal assistance for college would serve for two years in the military or on a community service program rather than receive and repay a government-sponsored loan. Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society.

I am not convinced with the option C as the answer. "high school graduates who need federal assistance for college would servive....and ......nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society..." are mentioned in the passage.
Option C is assuming that those well-off students are also getting benefits from the rights of a democratic society.

What are your thoughts over this?

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24 Jul 2012, 03:28
-Students well-off enough not to need federal financial assistance could forego National Service.

this statement can very well oppose the NSP's idea that ".... nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society."
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24 Jul 2012, 04:26
Hi there,

I really don't understand how C would work

The point of this policy is:
"[to] show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society."
So it does not target any citizen but those who are seeking to "benefit from rights of society" (ie. those who need federal assistance)

But to me C is out of scope, since well-off students also don't seek any rights here. The text didn't say that EVERY BODY should "recognize his or her responsibilities to that society" just those who are asking society for help. So I don't agree with the OA, and none of the answers are satisfactory.

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04 Apr 2014, 21:54
Hi can somebody explains this?

The argument states that "Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society." Isn't this the crux of the argument and not about the financial abilities of the students?

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18 Apr 2014, 11:15
hemanthp wrote:
Congress is considering a "National Service" program under which high school graduates who need federal assistance for college would serve for two years in the military or on a community service program rather than receive and repay a government-sponsored loan. Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society.

Which one of the following points would be most useful to an opponent of the National Service program?

-Students who choose not to go to college should not be obligated to participate in a National Service program.
-Women would have fewer choices of positions in the military.
-Students well-off enough not to need federal financial assistance could forego National Service.
-The federal assistance offered by a National Service program would not be adequate to completely pay for a college education.
-Today's youth are greatly lacking in civic values and social responsibility.

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Conclusion : it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society.

-Students who choose not to go to college should not be obligated to participate in a National Service program. - We are talking abt students who wish to go coll
-Women would have fewer choices of positions in the military. - Irrelevant
-Students well-off enough not to need federal financial assistance could forego National Service. - Good weakener
-The federal assistance offered by a National Service program would not be adequate to completely pay for a college education. - Irrelevant
-Today's youth are greatly lacking in civic values and social responsibility. - Strengthener

I picked A . . only on analyzing it i came to know A is dummy !!!!!!!!
Often standing between correct answer and possible irrelevant answer always. Help me to get over from this

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10 Oct 2016, 14:03
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Proponents say that it will show the nation's youth that everyone benefiting from the rights of a democratic society must also recognize his or her responsibilities to that society.

The premise talks about who ever gets benefit should recognise the responsibility towards society. We need to weaken this rather than students well-off enough do not require benefits from society.

Choice C should not be the weakening here but do nothing

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