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Which of the following is NOT a valid criticism of Jem's argument for the importance of reading and writing, expressed in Chapter 23?

A

Jem assumes there is a direct causal relationship between how long one's family has been literate and one's amount of family wealth, level of career success, and degree of social acceptance.

B

Jem privileges certain kinds of knowledge and practices over others, assigning the measure of success according to his culture as the measure of success to be applied to all cultures.

C

Jem works off of an incomplete understanding of history, generalizing about the importance of literacy based on a small and inadequate amount of information about Ancient Egypt and its culture.

D

Jem assumes there is a single inherent reason for the all the differences that he has noticed among people, in terms of their wealth, career opportunities, social connections, and level of respectability.

E

Jem attributes universal worth to the things that he himself values, stopping short of proposing that these white-collar, middle-class values should be made the measure of success for all people.

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