Perhaps in a nod to win over the hearts and minds of teachers (especially those -- hard to imagine, I know -- on 'tight' budgets) around the US, Starbucks is test-marketing a $1 cup-o-joe (and free -- gulp -- refills of brewed coffee; sorry, mocha-mocha-mocha-latte fans).
Now if only they'll consider free WiFi as well.
Then we teacher types could join the swelling ranks of happy-go-caffeine-heavy 'consultants' who have long ago called Starbucks their office-away-from-office in an emerging digital work world.
P.S. Of course, if all of our schools were willing to trade in their less-than-stellar 'coffee' perks in the fac-room for outstanding and ever-ready WiFi throughout our campuses, well, I'd be happy to hand over my java-stained mug for what matters most in a place that oughta be a truly transformative learning environment (rather than just the punch-line to the 'available everwhere-else' wink, wink, nudge, nudge send-up).