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The school board has determined that it is necessary to reduce the number of teachers on the staff. Rather than deciding which teachers will be laid off on the basis of seniority, the school board plans to lay off the least effective teachers first.

The school board’s plan assumes that

(A) there is a way of determining the effectiveness of teachers
(B) what one individual defines as effective teaching will not be defined as effective teaching by another individual
(C) those with the most experience teaching are the best teachers
(D) those teachers who are paid the most are generally the most qualified
(E) some teachers will be more effective working with some students than with other students
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10 Apr 2004, 18:28
if the school board plans to get rid of the least effective teachers and not teachers based on experience/seniority. Only assumption A stands valid and the board plan assumes that it can determine the effectiveness of the teachers to get rid of the least effective teachers first.

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10 May 2016, 12:05
Answer will definitely be (A) , if you try to negate this option the argument falls apart.
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11 May 2016, 04:13
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The school board has determined that it is necessary to reduce the number of teachers on the staff. Rather than deciding which teachers will be laid off on the basis of seniority, the school board plans to lay off the least effective teachers first.

The school board’s plan assumes that

(A) there is a way of determining the effectiveness of teachers
(B) what one individual defines as effective teaching will not be defined as effective teaching by another individual
(C) those with the most experience teaching are the best teachers
(D) those teachers who are paid the most are generally the most qualified
(E) some teachers will be more effective working with some students than with other students

The school board has determined to reduce the staff and decided to remove the least efficient ones first.
Out of the given options, only A is strong. Obviously if the school does not have a method to determine the effectiveness, they cannot implement this plan.

Hence the assumption has to be that "there is a way of determining the effectiveness of teachers"

Correct Option: A
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