Thursday, May 29, 2008

Subway Apologizes To Homeschoolers!

Various email lists and World Net Daily report that Subway has apologized for excluding homeschoolers. One mother I know who wrote an especially wonderful letter got a lovely reply. It just goes to show that taking a little bit of time to challenge assumptions can go a long way.

One email list to which I belong posted this personal reply to a letter.
Regarding your concerns about the Subway contest that excludes
home schools from contest eligibility, Scholastic and Subway apologize
to all individuals who have taken offense at this. Our intention was
never to make independent schooled children feel discriminated against
or excluded from this specific promotion.

Throughout the course of the year Scholastic runs a number of
contests and sweepstakes that are open to all teachers and students.
The eligibility of this contest in particular was solely put in place
to award a large group of children with the grand prize of $5,000
worth of athletic equipment. We do however understand how home-
schooled children could benefit from this type of prizing and will
make sure eligibility is open to everyone in future promotions.

We appreciate your feedback and will make sure a similar situation
does not happen in the future.

I want to thank you for taking time to contact Subway. AFA has thanked
them on your behalf."
Thanks to any of my readers who took time to write an email or call. Your voices were heard.

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