"Contest is open only to legal US residents, over the age of 18 with children in either elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted."
Contest details at: http://www.subwayfr
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It almost makes me wish we patronized Subway so that I could boycott it. I wonder about the reason behind this rule. Have homeschoolers offended Subway in some way? Is it assumed that any homeschooled student entering the contest will have their parents do the writing? Did Scholastic insist on including this rule? After all, they have a large stake in public education. Is Subway providing food to public schools and catering to the whim of the Board of Education? So many questions...
Here is a copy of the comment I sent:
I was disappointed to hear that your student story contest specifically excludes homeschooled children from participation. It is a rather unenlightened and discriminatory decision. I would be interested in understanding the reason behind your choice for the benefit of my homeschooling peers.Update: My good friend Vicki has sent a link to an article from the American Thinker. Subway Bans Homeschooled Kids from Essay Contest. Enjoy!
Thank you in advance for any clarification you can provide.