Starbucks announced Monday that as part of an effort to save the American middle class, the coffee chain will pay for baristas working 20 or more hours a week to attend online classes at Arizona State University. What do you think?


“It’s nice to know that when our civic institutions fail us, our mid-price coffee chains are there to step in.”

Kevin Becker • Systems Analyst

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“Sounds like a wonderful program, but if it drives up the price of drinks by even a single penny I’m going to throw a fucking fit.”

Marcia DiBartolomeo • Paperwork Processor

“It’s still cool to work there aimlessly though, right?”

Gavin Simson • Mascot Designer