Thursday, June 19, 2014

Will ASU Online’s Starbucks Baristas Outearn Their Professors?

The Chronicle of Higher Education
June 19th, 2014

Amid the public-relations back and forth over Starbucks’s new partnership with Arizona State University’s online degree program, an online comment caught our eye:
This is a major PR boost for ASU as well, and considering many adjuncts make less than the baristas they'll be teaching, I doubt ASU is losing money here. —Steve Foerster
Forgetting, for a moment, the financial big picture, is it possible that Starbucks baristas will be better paid than their instructors?

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