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Parent: Pushing very young children into rigorous study in an effort to make our nation more competitive does more harm than good. Curricula for these young students must address their special developmental needs, and while rigorous work in secondary school makes sense, the same approach in the early years of primary school produces only short-term gains and may cause young children to burn out on schoolwork. Using very young students as pawns in the race to make the nation economically competitive is unfair and may ultimately work against us.

Which one of the following can be inferred from the parent’s statements?

(A) For our nation to be competitive, our secondary school curriculum must include more rigorous study than it now does.
(B) The developmental needs of secondary school students are not now being addressed in our high schools.
(C) Our country can be competitive only if the developmental needs of all our students can be met.
(D) A curriculum of rigorous study does not adequately address the developmental needs of primary school students.
(E) Unless our nation encourages more rigorous study in the early years of primary school, we cannot be economically competitive.

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Parent: Pushing very young children into rigorous study in an effort to make our nation more competitive does more harm than good. Curricula for these young students must address their special developmental needs, and while rigorous work in secondary school makes sense, the same approach in the early years of primary school produces only short-term gains and may cause young children to burn out on schoolwork. Using very young students as pawns in the race to make the nation economically competitive is unfair and may ultimately work against us.

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(A) For our nation to be competitive, our secondary school curriculum must include more rigorous study than it now does. - Out of scope- the argument does not state anything about altering secondary school curriculum
(B) The developmental needs of secondary school students are not now being addressed in our high schools. - Out of scope- the argument states the developmental need of primary school children
(C) Our country can be competitive only if the developmental needs of all our students can be met. - Out of scope- too far a jump as the argument states the developmental need of primary school children
(D) A curriculum of rigorous study does not adequately address the developmental needs of primary school students.- Correct
Curricula for these young students must address their special developmental needs, and while rigorous work in secondary school makes sense, the same approach in the early years of primary school produces only short-term gains and may cause young children to burn out on schoolwork.
(E) Unless our nation encourages more rigorous study in the early years of primary school, we cannot be economically competitive.- incorrect; the argument does not claim that rigorous study in the early years of primary school is a necessary condition

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Parent: Pushing very young children into rigorous study in an effort to make our nation more competitive does more harm than good. Curricula for these young students must address their special developmental needs, and while rigorous work in secondary school makes sense, the same approach in the early years of primary school produces only short-term gains and may cause young children to burn out on schoolwork. Using very young students as pawns in the race to make the nation economically competitive is unfair and may ultimately work against us.

Which one of the following can be inferred from the parent’s statements?

(A) For our nation to be competitive, our secondary school curriculum must include more rigorous study than it now does.
(B) The developmental needs of secondary school students are not now being addressed in our high schools.
(C) Our country can be competitive only if the developmental needs of all our students can be met.
(D) A curriculum of rigorous study does not adequately address the developmental needs of primary school students.
(E) Unless our nation encourages more rigorous study in the early years of primary school, we cannot be economically competitive.


So Inline is my reasoning.

The whole argument is on a parent's perspective.

High school students do rigorous work in secondary school this makes sense
But Young children, No. They should not be overloaded with homework.
If a country wants to improve it should not overload the young school children with tremendous workload.

(A) For our nation to be competitive, our secondary school curriculum must include more rigorous study than it now does.
It went ahead of the scope.

(B) The developmental needs of secondary school students are not now being addressed in our high schools.
They were not even the main players of this argument.

(C) Our country can be competitive only if the developmental needs of all our students can be met.
Nobody said this anywhere.

(D) A curriculum of rigorous study does not adequately address the developmental needs of primary school students.
Correct. It agrees with the tone of the author.

(E) Unless our nation encourages more rigorous study in the early years of primary school, we cannot be economically competitive.
Again this is too broad for this argument.
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