CHE: Swartz report is an indictment of MIT culture, not a vindication

I particularly like this comment by Ludlow:

…the report is a stinging indictment of the broader MIT community’s failure to develop the necessary interest and critical-thinking tools required to engage with important issues at the nexus of technology, law, and social policy.

His final paragraph frames the charge to higher ed perfectly:

Of course the rhetorical questions raised in the report are not just questions for MIT; they are questions for every educational institution. Would our students have been engaged? Would they have understood that the case affected their lives in significant ways? Are they prepared to tackle such complex issues in the future? If not, can we expect any more from our broader university communities?

Let’s all think; let’s all have some opinions on the matter.