Is ‘Muhaamidish Sensitivity Training’ Now a Requirement for Michigan Teachers?

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  • Published 18 October 2019

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Teachers in the state of Michigan are now required to undergo "Muhaamidish Sensitivity Training."

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On Oct. 17, 2109, the website BustATroll published an article positing that all Michigan teachers are required to undergo “Muhaamidish Sensitivity Training”:

All teaching staff in the state of Michigan are now required by law to participate in a 2 week course on “Muhaamidish Sensitivity Training” with the goal of making them “more aware of the unique needs of their newer students in order to maintain an orderly and harmonious classroom experience” according to Michigan Educational Collective directives.

The course will explore cultural differences of some students that “require attention and must be attended to”. Teachers are directed to “submit to demands of the new students to ease their discomfort in their new land.”

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