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# CR - Education budget

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VP
Joined: 13 Jun 2004
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22 Mar 2005, 20:14
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Itâ€™s time we stopped searching for new statistics to suggest that we are not spending enough on education. In fact, education spending increased 30 percent overall during the last decade.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years.
(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade.
(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago.
(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do.
(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend.
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22 Mar 2005, 20:17
(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years.
- strengthens the argument.

(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade.
- out of scope

(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago.
- this suggest we're not spending sufficiently

(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do.
- out of scope

(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend.
- out of scope

I'll go with C
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22 Mar 2005, 23:51
Itâ€™s time we stopped searching for new statistics to suggest that we are not spending enough on education. In fact, education spending increased 30 percent overall during the last decade.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

(A) Despite increased spending on education, enrollment in our elementary and secondary schools declined about 4 percent during the last ten years.
(B) Our spending on gasoline increased more than 100 percent during the last decade.
(C) When adjusted for inflation, our per-pupil expenditure on education this year is less than it was ten years ago.
(D) Eleven other economically developed nations spend more on education than we do.
(E) The achievement levels of our students have been declining steadily since 1960, and the last decade produced no reversal in this trend.

i was confused between e and c,,,,,,in e the refernce of 1960 takes it out of the scope of the argument whic is more concerned about the last decade!

hence C it is!
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VP
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23 Mar 2005, 00:06
One more for C.

The reason is given above.

Inflation makes us not spend enough on education.
VP
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24 Mar 2005, 06:58
This CR is too easy for experienced GMAT taker like you guys
OA is C
24 Mar 2005, 06:58
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