Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
It is generous of Starbucks but seriously $15,000/year for an online degree?
But, for the majors that they offer online bachelor degrees in, the curriculum is certainly the same as if you physically go into the classroom.
"employees who drop out or leave the company will be responsible for paying tuition for that semester."
The risk of enrolling and failing might explain why only 2000 / 150,000 starbucks workers are in the 2 year program currently. Tying in ongoing employment with tuition reimbursement is likely a way to keep them on the leash too.
What?!? No car? I'm outraged.
"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance." William Faulkner
Kudos to the company. I do not drink coffee and have never spent a dollar there but this is something they need to be lauded for.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers