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The vast majority of decisions and funding in this country come from statistics. Unfortunately, the powers that be rarely have that background and don't understand that most statistics act as a proxy for the underlying issue they are trying to affect. We want "smarter" kids, so we give them a test which measures their "smartness." If their test scores improve, we give the schools more money. What we've actually done is incentivized everyone to cheat and disconnect that proxy measure from the child's "smartness."
That's the problem we have when the administrators of this country have degrees that never required a calculus based stats course. They don't understand the complexity of the numbers and think all numbers are equal.
"So you want a realistic, down-to-earth show that’s completely off the wall and swarming with magic robots?"
My experience with most companies is that what they say and do are two completely different things. Of course they're going to ask for all skills ever possible, but they aren't willing to pay for the skills they claim to want. The question I always see is "are critical thinking skills important to you?" Of course every business is going to claim they want critical thinking skills. But in reality, most won't pay the premium those skills cost, nor do they want those skills to question stupid business practices.
Again, how they respond to these stupid surveys and what they do in practice are two different things.
Florida geographically is HUGE. This means a lot of different cultures. Assuming the panhandle is anything like key west is just plain wrong. Tallahassee, Tampa, Orlando, Melbourne, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Miami, and the Keys might as well be entirely different countries.
This company is located in Dania Beach in Broward county. I defy you to find good ol' boy values and cheap real estate in Broward.