Bish Sanyal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Imagine you are the parent of a prospective MIT freshman. What will you look for that will convince you that MIT will provide your child with comprehensive preparation for the world of work and life.
I am not sure that any parent expects MIT to provide "a comprehensive preparation for the world of work and life". I think parents want MIT to provide the environment where their son/daughter can really excel in whatever interests them, may that be Civil Engineering, Computer Science, and so on.
What are the components of that environment, you may ask. One component among many is a sense of autonomy where one has the feeling that they are in control over their lives. How to create such a sense of autonomy and, yet, at the same time, enforce rules, regulations and various requirements is a problem worth some thought.