Subway Snubs Homeschoolers in Writing Contest
Now I know that homeschoolers do tend to sound more intelligent than their chronological age, but that does not change the fact that they are school-aged?
Seriously though, Subwayâ€™s creative writing contest does specifically exclude homeschoolers and this exclusion can be interpreted one of two ways . . .
Either Subway believes:
That homeschoolers are more creative and educated than other school aged children and therefore have an unfair advantage.
That homeschoolers are not as creative and educated and therefore they do not wish to hear from them (canâ€™t imagine any educated person believing this one).
Whether either of these two interpretations are valid, the fact is Subwayâ€™s decision to exclude homeschoolers is an affront to the homeschool community and should not be ignored.
Their claim, I am sure, is that they decided to exclude homeschoolers because the grand prize is $5000 of athletic equipment for the childâ€™s school.
Subway, may I suggest that since homeschoolers do tend to be strong supporters of their community and heavily involved in community service, they could easily find a good home for the promised athletic equipment?
Next time you decide to run a contest, consider the ramifications of excluding over two million school aged children!
Many are calling for a boycott of Subway; however, I would add that we also need to make our voices heard. Click http://www.subway.com/Applications/CustService/frmCustomerService.aspx to let Subway know how offensive they have been.
Or click here http://www.subwayfreshbuzz.com/kids/contest.aspx to enter the contest anyway.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Contest is open only to legal residents of the Untied (sic) States who are currently over the age of 18 and have children who attend elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted.
. . . so if you do win, you may have to forfeit the prize.
But wouldnâ€™t it be something if the top three selections were written by homeschoolers?
That would put them in an interesting spot wouldnâ€™t it?
Please leave a comment and let others know.