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Spending the School's Money

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A survey was created by a school system to attempt to determine the general opinion of the parents with children in the system regarding where to make cuts in the budget. The school system wants to distribute and receive responses to this survey on exactly one day, in order to minimize discussion between people regarding the survey.

Which of the following would be the most appropriate way to determine an accurate representation of the opinions of all of the parents from the school system?

A

Present the survey to every parent who attends the Parent/Teacher conferences night. This event is typically attended by almost all of the parents with children in the top third academically of their class and by about half of thee parents with children in the bottom two-thirds.

B

Present the survey to every parent present at the last day of school registration, which is a mandatory registration for all families. However, the last day of registration is only for those families whose last names begin with $T$ through $Z$ (approximately $20\%$ of the school population.)

C

Present the survey to every parent who attends the winter band concert, which is typically the most popular musical event of the year. This concert is usually attended by over $40\%$ of the parents from the school system.

D

Present the survey to every other parent at the first football game of the season. This is typically the most well-attended of all school events, usually drawing about $60\%$ of the parents from the system.