So Subway doesn't want homeschoolers entering it's contest. Turns out that doesn't sit well with a lot of homeschoolers. Me? I don't care. Why?
I choose to homeschool my kids. I knew that meant they weren't going to school. I knew that meant some stuff meant for schools wouldn't be meant for them. They don't get to ride schoolbuses, they don't get to have lunch at the local elementary school and they don't get to enter contests meant specifically for school kids.
What really gets under my skin about the reaction to the Subway contest are the extreme reactions. Boycott Subway! Subway Hates Homeschoolers!There's very little measured response or thoughtful commentary. What about an imaginative action that might enlighten Subway? Why not write in and politely tell them about community groups and co-ops that homeschoolers are involved in and that could use the athletic equipment and suggest a more inclusive contest next time? Why on earth start throwing stones and hissy fits?
It's a contest. It's a contest for school kids. We don't have school kids. Let it go.