Sunday, May 25, 2008

Subway restaurant discriminates against homeschooled children.

Homeschooling families may be welcomed to spend their money at Subway - but their children are denied access to their contest.

The website for the "Every Sandwich Tells a Story" contest states:

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.
Subway discriminates against homeschooled children

As a homeschooling mother that spends far too much money at Subway (as it seems to be the healthiest fast food option when we're out), I am really sickened that I've been supporting a company that would discriminate against my own children this way.

I am quite certain this is the doing of Scholastic books - who have a long history of discrimination against homeschoolers. But Subway should have known better than to risk the alienation of over a million children and their parents.

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