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30 Aug 2010, 12:44
What's the source of this question?
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30 Aug 2010, 15:54
IMO B, difficult question i must say....
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03 Sep 2010, 04:47
B seems correct for me
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03 Sep 2010, 04:50
Is this question from 1000 CR
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06 Sep 2010, 10:33
Well explained..thanks
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24 Apr 2011, 04:49
Assuming that people is going to switch from private to government funded schools is not assume too much?
Maybe those families are wealthy enough and the economic recession does not affect them at all...

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16 Jun 2011, 01:09
B is clean and crystal
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28 Nov 2013, 19:38
took 3.10 mins and got B.
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28 Dec 2013, 21:11
1> that current student-teacher ratios not be exceeded i.e. it has to be kept same
2> any future recessions in Vargonia will probably not reduce the availability of teaching jobs at government-funded schools.

Assumption: if I have to increase the number of jobs available even during the recession and keep the student to teacher ratio constant, then the only way is to increase the students (like 1: 25 or 2:50 is same).

B we have to think very far..in economic recession, parents will loose jobs-->can not pay to the tuition fee of private institutions--->students have to switch from private to public--->increase the student ratio at public school. To keep the ratio constant we have to hire more teachers.

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28 Dec 2013, 23:26
In general, jobs are harder to get in times of economic recession because many businesses cut back operations. However, any future recessions in Vargonia will probably not reduce the availability of teaching jobs at government-funded schools. This is because Vargonia has just introduced a legal requirement that education in government-funded schools be available, free of charge, to all Vargonian children regardless of the state of the economy, and that current student-teacher ratios not be exceeded.

Conclusion- Any future recessions in Vargonia will probably not reduce the availability of teaching jobs at government-funded schools.

Premise- 1. Education in government-funded schools WILL be available free of charge, to all Vargonian children.

2. Current student-teacher ratios not be exceeded.

Assumption- [b] If students increase, automatically vacancies for teachers will also increase to SUPPORT THE CONCLUSION.....[/b]

Therefore, any statement supporting the increase of students, will support additional vacancies of teachers in government schools. And as more jobs for teachers are created, recession would have affected government teaching jobs less ......infact would have benefitted them more..... Now lets see the answers...

A. The current student-teacher ratio at Vargonia's government-funded schools is higher than it was during the most recent period of economic recession. We are looking into what will happen in future.... will teaching jobs increase...which is only possible if students increase... HENCE IRRELEVANT.
B. During recent periods when the Vargonian economy has been strong, almost 25 percent of Vargonian children have attended privately funded schools, many of which charge substantial fees. During recession students will throng free education schools as fees higher in private funded schools... CORRECT...
C. Nearly 20 percent more teachers are currently employed in Vargonia's government-funded schools than had been employed in those schools in the period before the last economic recession. Does'nt matter.... The ratio should not increase. How much is the ratio presently is IRRELEVANT...
D. Teachers in Vargonia's government-funded schools are well paid relative to teachers in most privately funded schools in Vargonia, many of which rely heavily on part-time teachers. present pay package of teachers is not relevant......Increase in vacancies is..... and it can only increase if students increase... Hence IRRELEVANT..
E. During the last economic recession in Vargonia, the government permanently closed a number of the schools that it had funded. What hapenned last time does'nt make a difference.... We are talking of the next recession... HENCE IRRELEVANT...

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31 Jan 2014, 06:50
The answer is option A, Please all who have selected B or C may see the explanation below.

Here main clue is the constraint that current student-teacher ratios not be exceeded is the clue and needs support.

B. During recent periods when the Vargonian economy has been strong, almost 25 percent of Vargonian children have attended privately funded schools, many of which charge substantial fees.

Reason:
a. We still don’t know the reason why these students have joined private institute. Was it the fee or some other factor? Moreover, how can we make sure that the coming of these students back to public school will not exceed the current student-teacher ratio, till we know what exact is the ratio?

D. Teachers in Vargonia's government-funded schools are well paid relative to teachers in most privately funded schools in Vargonia, many of which rely heavily on part-time teachers.

Rationale: Payment is not a criteria: is out of scope.

A. The current student-teacher ratio at Vargonia's government-funded schools is higher than it was during the most recent period of economic recession.
Well, Option A says, current student-teacher is higher = more student/less teacher.

So, it clearly support the fact that a rise in the number of student in public school due to fee exemption will exceed the student-teacher ratio. Therefore, the number of teacher must be increase in order to maintain the ratio.

Without option A it’s hard to tell whether the increase in number of student in public school will exceed the ratio or not.

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15 Nov 2014, 01:01
Option A
The current student-teacher ratio at Vargonia's government-funded schools is higher than it was during the most recent period of economic recession.

It is merely conveying a fact that current S/T ratio with respect to some past economical crisis, but how does this strengthen or weaken the stimuli?

It is merely stating a fact that current S/T ratio is larger then some past value, but the law passed conveys that in future it should not be higher then what it is now. we are not worried/concerned about relative past. However no additional data is provided that confirms that this will be stable(ratio) in future. As far it is a neutral statement, neither weakener nor strengthener.
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21 Mar 2015, 02:32
Can someone explain why we prefer B over C?
If 20 percent teachers have increased (whether it is presently recession or not) than last year during recession,then definitely availability of teachers has increased.
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22 Mar 2015, 01:08
Hi @CARCASS,@VERITASPREPKARISHMA
Why do we prefer B over C?
In C ,we are given that the no of teacher has increased by 20 percent(whether presently there is recession or not).
In B,we are assuming that students will definitely switch to public school.
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22 Mar 2015, 01:17
Oh I got it!
If we are asked to strengthen the availability of teachers will increase then definitely an answer choice that states that this has already happened will not be correct .
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10 Apr 2016, 00:24
Explanation for "B"
Conclusion: Jobs will not reduce for teachers in government schools during recession.
Reason: 1) Current student: teacher ratio is required to maintain.
2) Free Education
Assumption: Students will study at the time of recession. The number of students will definitely be equal or more than the current number. There assumptions are required to maintain the conclusion.
So, the above reason given in someone's post that students will not study during recession cannot be true, because it is hampering the conclusion. In both strength and weaken questions, we have to maintain the conclusion.

Now, our task is to strengthen the argument. We have to give a situation in which our conclusion is more believable.
If the number of student remains same, and the rich students will not shift from private school. In this condition also, job will not reduce. Please note, argument is saying that "JOBS WILL NOT REDUCE". It is not saying that it will increase.
Switch happened: Students will move from private to government during recession. Obviously, the number of jobs will increase and makes our argument more believable.
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