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# Rising academic and professional standards are not the primary cause

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Re: Rising academic and professional standards are not the primary cause [#permalink]
bhima22

D could be an answer though it doesnt directly talk about recession and admission standards. layoffs and downsizing can be caused by recession that support conclusion
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Re: Rising academic and professional standards are not the primary cause [#permalink]
. The increase in admission standards, which has resulted in lower acceptance rates, is primarily a result of the recent economic recession.

Which of the following, if true, would best support the argument above?

A. Many prospective students have been deterred from applying to graduate school because of decreasing acceptance rates. Already stated in the passage. Nothing new . Low acceptance rates. Incorrect