Subway Gets Fresh with Homeschoolers

So Subway has this essay contest which is open to children in pre K-grade 6 … unless they are homeschooled children. “No home schools will be accepted” is the exact language used on their contest page.

The contest winner receives, among other things, $5000 for athletic equipment for her school. Okay, I get it, the $5000 is not for a single family to win. But what a short-sighted decision! Wouldn’t it have been simpler to say that the winner could designate the institution of his choice to receive the $5000? Eligible institutions could include not only schools but community centers and playgrounds, recreational and homeschool sport leagues, and possibly even churches with community outreach programs.

I bet they get a huge backlash from the homeschool community. I admit, they’ve already heard from me.

0 comments on “Subway Gets Fresh with Homeschoolers

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    well, one good thing came from their ignorance… i found your site. it’s always great to find more home school information!

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    Thanks Debbie, and welcome to my site! I’m in the midst of moving house so not blogging too much right now, but of course I had to post a quickie on this silly Subway mess. I hope to get back in the swing as soon as we’re settled.

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    Thanks for the info, Tammy!

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    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Demonstration!

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