I found out about this survey from the Knowledge Problem, a blog founded by Dr. Lynne Kiesling, who is a just couple weeks away from getting a perhaps-jarring reminder of her past at Upper Arlington High School. Lynne is an economist who works at Northwestern University and, apparently, for dozens of associations, think tanks etc., as well as finding time to knit, run sprint triathalons, cheer for the Cubs and write an approporiately wonky-but-interesting blog. It’s good stuff; check it out when you get a chance.
I don’t actually know what MIT hopes to accomplish with its survey. If I find out, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, I’m going to be telling everyone about the time I helped the scholars at MIT solve all the world’s problems.