One email list to which I belong posted this personal reply to a letter.
Regarding your concerns about the Subway contest that excludesThanks to any of my readers who took time to write an email or call. Your voices were heard.
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."