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Question:

What might be one counterclaim to this? Choose the answer that provides a counterclaim and evaluates the speaker's argument.

A While it is true that most students do not go to college, and that working is beneficial, attending school until 18 is valuable. At 16, most students do not really know what they want to do: if they drop out of school early, they may regret that they lost the chance to study hard and attend college. Research shows that college grads make more money than those with less education.
Explaination

While it is true that most students do not go to college, and that working is beneficial, attending school until 18 is valuable. At 16, most students do not really know what they want to do: if they drop out of school early, they may regret that they lost the chance to study hard and attend college. Research shows that college grads make more money than those with less education.
This choice provides a counterclaim while acknowledging the truth in the speaker’s argument. Choice A opens with an ad hominem attack and fails to assert a counterclaim. Choice B lacks a counterclaim. Choice C lacks an acknowledgment of what the speaker claimed.