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Georgia high school choruses reportedly not diverse enough to perform with Atlanta orchestra
FoxNews.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 08/17/2012 12:55:39 PM PDT by Ron C.

Two high school choruses will reportedly not perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra this year because their groups are not racially-diverse enough.

WSBTV.com reports that the Walton and Lassiter High School choruses in Cobb County will not get a chance to perform with Atlanta’s professional this fall as a result of the determination.

"This year, the schools were informed by symphony officials that their choruses are not diverse enough, and that the symphony would be inviting a third, more diverse chorus," Cobb County Schools spokesman Jay Dillon told the website.

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Just not enough black faces in their choirs! (Too many of them don't want to do the work it takes to do the job!)
1 posted on 08/17/2012 12:55:41 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Diversity will be the end of a lot of good things.

Then, there’s people like me that don’t have a musical voice. It’s definitely not pleasant to listen to.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 12:58:17 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Rule of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: Ron C.
Just imagine if they had been rejected for being too black.

3 posted on 08/17/2012 12:59:37 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Ron C.

Southern racism? (sarc)


4 posted on 08/17/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: Ron C.

All black or hispanic would have been considered “diverse.”

What a bunch of racist morons.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 1:01:23 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Ron C.

You have to understand what Atlanta is. In your face diversity day and night.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 1:02:51 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ron C.

Well we can scratch the atlanta orchestra off of places to go this year and next.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 1:03:19 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Ron C.
Affirmative Action in the high school chorus and rank discrimination in Georgia. Apparently, the fact that the rejected high school choruses weren't 'diverse' may be based on the members talent and ability, not race. Something that probably never occurred to the egalitarian-minded honchos running this program at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Stupid decision for a stupid reason and why the left is losing credibility. They take everything, such as 'diversity', to absurd lengths, alienating everyone in the process.
8 posted on 08/17/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: fwdude

The working definition of “diverse” is as follows:

A group is “more diverse” if it contains fewer white people.
An idea is “more diverse” if it is less influenced by Western Culture.

“More diversity” = fewer white people and less Western Culture


9 posted on 08/17/2012 1:05:27 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Ron C.
But Melissa A.E. Sanders, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's senior director of communications, wrote, "It is against our policy to share the race and/or ethnicity of our musicians, so I am unable to share that information."

Also, I'd bet money that the majority of the orchestra patrons are white. It's rhe usual case of wanting whitey's money(and in this case, whitey's musical heritage) while excluding whites from sharing in the benefits.

OT-I have wondered if there is any other case besides that of "white flight" where those who claim to be oppressed by a group, follow that same group's every step and will even sue for the right to live amongst their "oppressors".
10 posted on 08/17/2012 1:08:09 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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Absolutely disgraceful, and someone should be brought up on charges of racism. And it matters not what the predominant color is.


11 posted on 08/17/2012 1:10:04 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Ron C.; All

Contact Us

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Atlanta Symphony Hall
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309-3552
(404) 733-4900

General email: aso-info@woodruffcenter.org
Press email: asopr@woodruffcenter.org

Administrative Offices
Suite 4074 (404) 733-4900 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Public Relations/Press Information (404) 733-4846
(404) 733-4105 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday


12 posted on 08/17/2012 1:10:41 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: BitWielder1
Just imagine if they had been rejected for being too black.

The very thought that crossed my mind upon reading this.
Certain expressions have acquired specific meanings in our culture. The language is being bastardized and bent to the service of the socialist/liberal agenda.

13 posted on 08/17/2012 1:10:45 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Georgia Girl 2
When I taught Iowa welfare and food stamp recipients how to look for work in the 80’s and 90’s, the brighter, more ambitious black individuals were either talking about Atlanta, planning on moving there or in the process of moving there. It's the Mecca for the black middle class and those who want to join it.
14 posted on 08/17/2012 1:12:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Ron C.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra doesn’t see the irony in their own racist policy.


15 posted on 08/17/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by ryan71
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To: Ron C.

Lassiter Choir a few year ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v42MjuVHC4o&feature=related


16 posted on 08/17/2012 1:13:44 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Ron C.
Just not enough black faces in their choirs! (Too many of them don't want to do the work it takes to do the job!)

I actually don't think any high school chorus in Georgia (maybe outside the tiny Appalachian part of the state) would lack Black faces. Most likely they want to represent all the ethnic groups of the world (something only America is supposed to do).

American Blacks, especially in the South, are simply not exotic enough to qualify as "diversity." Now, hindus . . . !

17 posted on 08/17/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Ron C.

Can’t they simply recruit from the hood’? Oh right, it will turn into a rap group instead of an orchestra.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 1:22:59 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
The last time I flew through Atlanta airport, I had a layover of about 2 hours. I sat there and people-watched and noticed something peculiar. EVERY single person employed by the airport, not the airlines, but the airport, was black. The security guards, the cleaning people, guys driving the golf carts, food servers at those enormous food courts, everyone.

I guess in Atlanta "diverse" means black.

19 posted on 08/17/2012 1:23:28 PM PDT by red-dawg (If muslims are exempt from Obamacare, then my name is Mohammed Suks.)
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To: mrsmel

Your comments are probably correct.

I would like to see a “diversity study” of the make up of the Orchestra.

I’ll bet that it is heavy white and Pacific Rim membership!


20 posted on 08/17/2012 1:25:47 PM PDT by BobNative
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To: mrsmel

Your comments are probably correct.

I would like to see a “diversity study” of the make up of the Orchestra.

I’ll bet that it is heavy white and Pacific Rim membership!


21 posted on 08/17/2012 1:25:55 PM PDT by BobNative
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To: red-dawg

“I guess in Atlanta “diverse” means black”

Yep, City govt looks just like the airport.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 1:28:56 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ron C.

THIS from an organization that promotes classical music? A European musical style which has always considered itself superior to every other form of music—meaning superior to non-European, non-white musical styles.

If I was a minority student, I wouldn’t be interested in participating in an organization whose premise is the music produced by my ancestors was inferior to music originated by a bunch of white Europeans.

As a kid growing up in GA I listened to R&B (Augusta roots), southern rock (South GA/North Fl roots) and bluegrass (North GA roots)—music produced by the culture I grew up in. I deeply resented it every time I heard someone talk about the superiority of classical music (with its implied message that the music I listened to—the music my culture produced—was somehow inferior).

Maybe the ASO should look in the mirror and consider the racism it promotes with its focus on classical music.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 1:29:38 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: Ron C.

How is this for biting the hand that feeds you...

Atlanta Symphony musicians ask administration to share in salary cuts

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musicians have offered to cut their compensation by 11 percent to help balance the organization’s annual budget, but there is a catch: They want the ASO leadership and staff to take an equal cut.

http://www.ajc.com/lifestyle/atlanta-symphony-musicians-ask-1500814.html


24 posted on 08/17/2012 1:30:19 PM PDT by Dacula
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To: Zionist Conspirator

A large pic of the Atlanta Symphony does not show that many black faces:

http://www.scaddistrict.com/savmusicfest/files/2011/04/ASObyartist.jpg

Perhaps they should themselves be required to reflect the demographics of Atlanta?


25 posted on 08/17/2012 1:30:36 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: PapaBear3625

In that picture I can spot only two. One on the bass violin and one in the horn line on the back row. I see several orientals. Maybe the H.S. chorus is not diverse because it is not white enough. /s


26 posted on 08/17/2012 1:44:22 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Ron C.

Georgia taxpayers’ money probably funds the Atlanta Orchestra, just as it supports the school systems. Sounds like the taxpayers need to contact the Governor’s office and complain.

Skin color should not be used to pick membership in ANY group....see?


27 posted on 08/17/2012 1:51:43 PM PDT by jch10 (America needs some R and R!)
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To: Ron C.

I wonder how many kids are in the choruses? Think any of them will grow up to be Democrats?

“Well, Jen, when I was young, I was liberal, and we were going to sing with a symphony, but it was cancelled because I wasn’t black...”


28 posted on 08/17/2012 2:04:39 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Ron C.

It’s not like this sort of thing hasn’t happened before:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_control_of_the_music_medium

On September 22, 1933 Goebbels established the Reichskulturkammer, the Reich’s Chamber of Culture. This organization required all German artists to register for membership, those rejected resulted with a profession ban. The chamber of culture specifically promoted art produced by Aryans (such as film, fine art and literature) whose views were consistent with Nazi ideologies.[9] The organization blacklisted many Jewish musicians and composers (who opposed Nazi ideology) from performing live in concert halls. The Chamber of Culture famously banned Jewish composer Bruno Walter from performing in public in 1933. Walter’s performance in Leipzig was cancelled due to “threats of violence.” Four days later Walter was officially blacklisted when Richard Strauss replaced him at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall.[10] The chamber of commerce eventually purged all orchestras of Jewish members, from local chorals to professional symphonies including the Berlin Philharmonic. This was made possible in April 1933 with the passage of the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service. This law essentially dismissed hundreds of Jewish citizens from civil service including musicians and composers from German orchestras and concert halls.[11] More than any other law, this one pushed Jewish musicians out of German culture at large.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 2:06:42 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: wastedyears

I can’t carry a tune either. I leave the singing and playing to those who are more musically literate than I.


30 posted on 08/17/2012 2:16:37 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: red-dawg
I sat there and people-watched and noticed something peculiar. EVERY single person employed by the airport, not the airlines, but the airport, was black. The security guards, the cleaning people, guys driving the golf carts, food servers at those enormous food courts, everyone.

I've noticed a distinct monoculture among service sector employees in that area. It mades me wonder where whites find first or part-time jobs.

31 posted on 08/17/2012 2:24:16 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 82 days away.)
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To: PapaBear3625

It also appears to be mostly men so the symphony fails on the diversity standard in many ways. BUT they definitely qualify as the most hypocritical.


32 posted on 08/17/2012 2:30:58 PM PDT by Josa
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To: Ron C.

but do they sing like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SLBBtFSW8TE


33 posted on 08/17/2012 2:34:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Ron C.

I hope they file a law suit.


34 posted on 08/17/2012 2:36:07 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (whites are 8 times more likely to be victimized by black criminals than blacks by white criminals)
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To: Ron C.

This is effing evil. Mrs. jimfree suggested they sing in black face.


35 posted on 08/17/2012 3:11:36 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: mrsmel

They are almost 100% lily-white. I see one black man and one black woman in one photo, several Asians.

The only time you will see a lot of black faces is when the Morehouse and Spelman College choruses sing with the ASO on MLK Day.

This is not their fault, because excelling in music at this level is very difficult indeed, and you (and your parents) have to be committed from an early age. Most people of any color don't make it this far.

But I think ASO just stepped in it big time, if Cobb wants to push it.

37 posted on 08/17/2012 3:31:43 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Brookhaven
I hope you're being sarcastic . . . but the best classical music is superior to the best R&B and bluegrass. Don't get me wrong, I've sung bluegrass (and Sacred Harp) for years and years, and it's good. But not as good as good classical.

There's some lousy classical music (people trying to write in the idiom and not succeeding), but the good stuff is superior to anything else. Its history goes back to the Greeks, Plato and Aristotle, and in theory and exposition it is centuries ahead of local folk music. Composers like Josquin and Ockeghem were writing stunningly complex and beautiful music before America was even discovered.

Josquin, "Tu pauperum refugium"

Ockeghem, "Gloria, Missa Mi-Mi"

A little closer to our own time, and more comfortable for modern ears, is the Elizabethan madrigal tradition: Weelkes, "Hark all ye lovely saints above"

Think of it as an edge in both 'time in grade' and sophistication. It's all those 'dead white guys' again.

38 posted on 08/17/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother

I’m not educated in classical music, though I like it, but it’s my understanding that really excellent classical music isn’t really being composed anymore, as in, there haven’t been anymore Mozarts or Beethovens, not to discount composers from the 20th C? Could this be another aspect of the dumbing-down of the culture and suppression of individuality that was present in past centuries? I mean, men like Beethoven and Mozart didn’t sit in large classes learning “music” as people do today. They learned individually, and discovered their gifts individually. I’m not expressing this well, I hope you know what I’m trying to describe.

I would love to find a book or at least a long essay on this topic, even if it only touches music tangentially. The demise of genius, death of true heroism, that kind of thing. It seems to be as dead as nobility/aristocracy. Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.


39 posted on 08/17/2012 4:09:04 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Ron C.

That is so racist it isn’t funny! What happened to we are all Americans no matter the color of your skin. Now we have to diversify our schools like bus in people from other neighboring schools if you don’t have enough Chinese, Hispanic, Black? We are suppose to be one and you can’t tell people where to live.....


40 posted on 08/17/2012 4:40:27 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: mrsmel
"Also, I'd bet money that the majority of the orchestra patrons are white. It's rhe usual case of wanting whitey's money(and in this case, whitey's musical heritage) while excluding whites from sharing in the benefits."

SO TRUE!

Sad to say, this whole 'diversity' thing is racist, so much so that white Americans have become the greater victims of racism.

41 posted on 08/17/2012 4:45:36 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

and the left yet again shows their bigotry and hatred, just right after their shooting, the SPLC , Bidens chain comments, all in a week, WOW.


42 posted on 08/17/2012 4:46:33 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Jim Scott
"Apparently, the fact that the rejected high school choruses weren't 'diverse' may be based on the members talent and ability, not race."

I think you're very right. Rejection for being too good, too polished - and too professional - is what Hollywood long ago sunk to.

43 posted on 08/17/2012 4:51:22 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: AnAmericanMother

their hypocrisy just keeps on carrying on.

A bunch of elitist white snotty nosed people who shout diversity but work and live in their lily white places.

Diversity for them is getting a mexican on a Friday and Chinese meal on a Saturday.
Diversity for us is get rid of the white people have us live in black areas, send our kids to black failing schools etc.

I hope they get sued just like the SPLC and their hate.


44 posted on 08/17/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Ugh... This isn’t ‘diversity’ - this is sheer stupidity gone way overboard. I remember a time when talent counted - today that has been tossed out the window, so that we can watch the mundane.


45 posted on 08/17/2012 4:54:34 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Brookhaven
Wow. Take a look at post 29 by '2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten.' All sorts of nasty things have happened under jack-boot government and society (like we have right here, right now!)

I too grew up listening to R&B, bluegrass, and growing up in TX and NM, a lot of 'western' stuff. But, I was being taught classical music on the piano - and I hated it - ten years of it, and I dropped it forever.

46 posted on 08/17/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Dacula
Things are tough all over - so asking the ASO leadership to undergo the same cuts the musicians must looks pretty fair to me.

The problem is too few have the bucks to go pay to listen to them - it's tough all the way around. The question is, have they tried dropping the price to listen a bit - or not.

47 posted on 08/17/2012 5:22:37 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: Ron C.

Well.....I have looked at all the names of the posters to this thread.

***NOT even one government school defender has bothered to post! **

I suppose the government school defenders can’t defend the indefensible.

The stupid parents sending the kids into this school will attempt to reform the impossible, and on the first day of this godless and socialist-entitlement school the godless and socialist-entitlement school will be overflowing with kids from conservative and Christian kids.

( Abolish the government owned and run system of godless socialist-entitlement K-12 schooling!!!! Do it NOW!)


48 posted on 08/17/2012 5:26:02 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: mrsmel
They learned individually, and discovered their gifts individually. I’m not expressing this well, I hope you know what I’m trying to describe.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There is one word that describes this: **Homeschool**

They were ***homeschooled**.

49 posted on 08/17/2012 5:30:18 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: mrsmel
They learned individually, and discovered their gifts individually. I’m not expressing this well, I hope you know what I’m trying to describe.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

There is one word that describes this: **Homeschool**

They were ***homeschooled**.

50 posted on 08/17/2012 5:34:41 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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