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It’s time to retire the myth of the educated barista Add to ...

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Perhaps you know her – the Starbucks barista with a masters in English literature.

No? It turns out she’s more urban legend than reality.

Worse, the cliché sends the distressing message to young people that education doesn’t matter and that a degree in anything other than engineering or science is virtually worthless.

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