Subway, Why Ya Hatin'
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Subway doesn't like homeschoolers. Specifically,

No homeschools will be accepted.

Although, I have to say, that the copy writer could use a little more education. After all, a homeschool will not be writing any stories. A student who learns at home, might, though. In Texas, homeschooled children ARE private school students.

The contest is open to legal US residents (will they be checking for green cards as well as enrollment?) over the age of 18 with children who attend a school that serves Pre-K-6 grade. It does not specify that the author of the story must be in grade K-6. It actually seems to indicate that the adult with children should write the story.

Scratch that, it's open only to legal residents of the UNTIED States. Always read the fine print.

Contest is open only to legal residents of the Untied 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.
I wonder what brainiac at Subway HQ thought it would be a good idea to discriminate against children who are being legally educated in the United States?

I wrote Subway an e-mail
I am writing concerning your "Every Sandwich Tells A Story" contest.

Why are you excluding students who learn at home? Home education is legal in all 50 states. Why is Subway insisting on such a discriminatory policy?

I understand the grand prize is physical fitness equipment for a school, but the other prizes are clearly for individuals. In addition, many home learning environments would benefit from physical fitness equipment, as well.

Are students who learn at home in private schools, as home learning environments are defined in many states, also excluded? Are students who reside at their schools, but are not taught be their parents, also excluded? How are you defining "homeschools"?

Thank you for your prompt response.
We'll see if they respond.

H/T to Musings From a Catholic Bookstore, who is running a non-discriminatory reading program this summer!

It's a writing contest for kids.

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