The Upwardly Mobile Barista

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Last summer, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made headlines with a big promise: he announced his company would team up with Arizona State University to help Starbucks employees finish college. Starbucks got a ton of press from the announcement, but has the program lived up to its many vaulted promises of giving baristas access to the American dream? Does it have anything new to offer to the debate about how best to support people who struggle to pay for college and often fail to graduate? Journalist Amanda Ripley wrote about "The Upwardly Mobile Barista" in this month's Atlantic magazine.

Credits

Guest:
Amanda Ripley - journalist and author - @amandaripley

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb, Evan George, Christine Detz