Subway Contest, Homeschooler Entries Not Accepted

What’s up with this?

Subway, the sandwich restaurant, wants to hear your child’s story – unless he or she is homeschooled.

The national chain’s “Every Sandwich Tells a Story Contest” offers prizes and a chance to be published on the Subway website and in Scholastic’s “Parent & Child” magazine but specifically excludes homeschoolers:

It’s their marketing department, but if it were mine, I wouldn’t exclude that part of the population that is home-schooled. If it has anything to do with the grand prize itself, which is $5000 of athletic equipment for the entrant’s school, then what is stopping them from awarding the prize to what would be the entrant’s school if he/she were to use it? To me it would be a win win. The school would be happy to accept the donation, and the winner would be happy to have been responsible for them getting it. How great is that? That makes too much sense to me. A whole lot more sense than dividing up contestants by how they are educated, and excluding some. A little NEA’ish perhaps??

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updated 5/27/08

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