To improve the town’s overcrowded school system, the town council has proposed an ambitious education plan to reduce

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To improve the town’s overcrowded school system, the town council has proposed an ambitious education plan to reduce classroom size and make capital improvements—a plan they intend to pay for with an increase in property taxes for homes valued over $500,000. Although the school system desperately needs improving, the town council’s plan should be defeated because the majority of the people who would end up paying for the improvements receive no benefit from them.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?

(A) The town’s school system is currently ranked among the worst in the state.

(B) Other towns nearby that have made similar capital improvements did not find that the improvements translated to a better quality of education.

(C) The town will need to spend additional money on architect’s plans for the capital improvements.

(D) An examination of the tax rolls shows that most homeowners in this category no longer have school-age children.

(E) Some homeowners will delay home improvement projects in order to keep the value of their homes below $500,000.


OA D

Source: Princeton Review