The following appeared in a newsletter about education policy.
"The average annual earnings of high school dropouts are significantly less than the average annual earnings of high school graduates. To address this problem, the state governor has proposed that the state should establish free vocational training programs for high school dropouts. But the availability of such programs would probably encourage some students who would otherwise have graduated to drop out in order to pursue vocational training(1). Hence the proposed programs would lower, not raise, the average earning potential of young people(2). Therefore, the state should not establish the vocational training programs(3) but should instead focus on improving academic programs(4,5) in our high schools."
(1)The author's assumption that a substantial number of students will drop out to pursue vocational training is unwarranted.
(2)No evidence is provided to show that the proposed programs would not raise the earning potential of young people.
(3)The mere evidence cited in the argument could not sufficiently prove that the proposed program is not necessary.
(4)The author does not provide any evidence to show that our academic programs need to be improved.
(5)The author fails to convince us that improving academic programs will necessarily decrease the rate of dropouts.
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