Editorial: Starbucks offers educational jolt

Starbucks proves it can deliver a jolt.

In this case, it was the announcement of an unprecedented new employee benefit that offers free college tuition to all workers — full time and part time — for their junior and senior years.

The coursework would be completed online through Arizona State University in one of 40 degree fields. There would be no conditions attached about staying with the company after the worker finished college.


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