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Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to make an online undergraduate degree available at a steep discount to any of its 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week.
By CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press, Associated Press Published: June 16, 2014
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Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree.

The coffee chain is partnering with Arizona State University to make an online undergraduate degree available at a steep discount to any of its 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week.

The program underscores the predicament of many workers who earn low wages, don’t have much job security and often have more than one job. It also highlights the stark disparities in opportunities for the rich and poor, and how a college education remains near impossible for many.

Starbucks Corp., in Seattle, said it doesn’t know how much the plan will cost over time.

Associated Press


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