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In an attempt to counter a rise in the number of cases of child

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In an attempt to counter a rise in the number of cases of child neglect, child abuse, and general domestic problems, the government has decided to fund a program for the education of parents. The program has been designed by a team of the country's most talented and renowned experts, and is being offered at community centers in the form of group courses, free of charge. Therefore, parents who abstain from participation in such a course cannot be considered responsible caretakers.

A major flaw in the argument above is that

A) an assumption is made about the effectiveness of the program in countering the problem
B) the caretaking competence of parents who participate in the course is compared to that of those who do not
C) it fails to mention whether the courses being offered are obligatory or voluntary
D) it incorrectly equates participating in an activity with pursuing the goals promoted by the activity
E) it forms a conclusion that is in opposition to the information presented

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In an attempt to counter a rise in the number of cases of child neglect, child abuse, and general domestic problems, the government has decided to fund a program for the education of parents. The program has been designed by a team of the country's most talented and renowned experts, and is being offered at community centers in the form of group courses, free of charge. Therefore, parents who abstain from participation in such a course cannot be considered responsible caretakers.

A major flaw in the argument above is that:

A. an assumption is made about the effectiveness of the program in countering the problem
B. the caretaking competence of parents who participate in the course is compared to that of those who do not
C. it fails to mention whether the courses being offered are obligatory or voluntary
D. it incorrectly equates participating in an activity with pursuing the goals promoted by the activity
E. it forms a conclusion that is in opposition to the information presented

Answer is D.

to solve the question stress on the conclusion: "Therefore, parents who abstain from participation in such a course cannot be considered responsible caretakers." How do you prove this to be flawed?
Now read option D. D says if you participate the you have the right intention, is NOT necessarily true. That means, people who don't participate are not necessarily bad caretakers.

With B, Takes about comparing competence. This is not a flaw in the argument.

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I think it should be B.

Because argument states that parents who do not participate in program are bad at child care.which cannot be applied in all cases.

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+1for B

IMO D is incorrect because we cannot infer from the passage that the goal of the program is to make parents responsible caretakers. D assumes that.
Please correct me.
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In an attempt to counter a rise in the number of cases of child neglect, child abuse, and general domestic problems, the government has decided to fund a program for the education of parents. The program has been designed by a team of the country's most talented and renowned experts, and is being offered at community centers in the form of group courses, free of charge. Therefore, parents who abstain from participation in such a course cannot be considered responsible caretakers.

A major flaw in the argument above is that

A) an assumption is made about the effectiveness of the program in countering the problem
B) the caretaking competence of parents who participate in the course is compared to that of those who do not
C) it fails to mention whether the courses being offered are obligatory or voluntary
D) it incorrectly equates participating in an activity with pursuing the goals promoted by the activity
E) it forms a conclusion that is in opposition to the information presented


Correct answer should be D.

The option we are looking for is the one which tells us that NOT participating in the course does not mean that you DO NOT take care of your child.
Here the goal is safety of your child, and the activity in question is the course conducted. Option D correctly fits in.

Option B is wrong because we are not looking for/comparing 2 sets of parents who indulge in child abuse or not, neither are we looking for the competency of the parents who participate in the course.

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This is an odd question, for sure, and I understand the objections to D, but B cannot possibly be the answer, for the simple reason that no comparison is made! The argument talks only about parents who do NOT participate, and says nothing about parents who do.
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This is a good question...I also marked B as the answer choice but after going through the question stem again and focusing on the conclusion, Kartik222's explanation made sense.

Find the answer choice that destroys the conclusion and leaves not even an iota of credibility to it.

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participating in a activity and obtaining results (achieving goals) from that activity are two different things.if we can distinguish between these two then we get the correct answer as option D
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Harley1980 wrote:
B) the caretaking competence of parents who participate in the course is compared to that of those who do not

D) it incorrectly equates participating in an activity with pursuing the goals promoted by the activity


The author concludes that not participating in the program somehow means parents don't want to solve problems at home, and therefore are not adequate as caretakers. However, even parents who cannot or will not participate in the program could still be pursuing the same goal. So Option D.

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A) an assumption is made about the effectiveness of the program in countering the problem ( Wrong Answer: The argument nowhere talks about the effectiveness of the program neither in the premise nor in the conclusion)

B) the caretaking competence of parents who participate in the course is compared to that of those who do not ( Wrong Answer : This kind of comparison is nowhere depicted.)

C) it fails to mention whether the courses being offered are obligatory or voluntary( Wrong Answer : whether the courses are obligatory or voluntary has nothing to do with this argument.)

D) it incorrectly equates participating in an activity with pursuing the goals promoted by the activity( Right Answer : Because attending the program⤃responsibly taking care of their children therefore this option correctly points out the flaw in the argument.)
E) it forms a conclusion that is in opposition to the information presented ( Wrong Answer : No such thing is done in the argument.)
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Harley1980 wrote:
In an attempt to counter a rise in the number of cases of child neglect, child abuse, and general domestic problems, the government has decided to fund a program for the education of parents. The program has been designed by a team of the country's most talented and renowned experts, and is being offered at community centers in the form of group courses, free of charge. Therefore, parents who abstain from participation in such a course cannot be considered responsible caretakers.

A major flaw in the argument above is that

A) an assumption is made about the effectiveness of the program in countering the problem
B) the caretaking competence of parents who participate in the course is compared to that of those who do not
C) it fails to mention whether the courses being offered are obligatory or voluntary
D) it incorrectly equates participating in an activity with pursuing the goals promoted by the activity
E) it forms a conclusion that is in opposition to the information presented


the basis of argument is that parents who participate in this course will also religiously follow the steps or guidelines taught by the experts. but this may not be true. it may be that parents may attend the program but do nothing to implement those teachings.So how can they be considered responsible caretakers then? whereas parents not participating may have a time issue or maybe they already know about this and are responsible caretakers already.
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