Executive Director’s Corner

Dear MANS Member Schools, Staff, Colleagues, and Friends:

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. -Saint Teresa of Calcutta

MANS Public Policy Day is March 9, 2017. It is a great opportunity to join with your colleagues from across the state in Lansing and impact education policy on behalf of your school and the children that you educate. We will be making legislative visits again this year. It is your chance to let your voice be heard.

Registration is now open, so please register right away.

There appears to be a change in the air – particularly in Washington D.C. – but also in Lansing where we welcome 43 new faces into the House of Representatives. There is great opportunity to share the value of faith-based education with a new set of policymakers as well as reminding the “old-timers” of the critical role that non-public schools play in Michigan’s education landscape.

MANS was founded forty plus years ago to work on education policy issues and to make a real impact on the lives of students and families in Michigan. Its power resides in the collective work of the constituencies that comprise MANS namely Catholic Schools, Christian Schools International and the Schools of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Working together, casting stones across the waters, we can begin to make changes on how parents and families are respected and supported, how state policy can be enacted for all children no matter where they attend school and creating opportunities for all students to achieve at the highest level, reaching their full potential.

Brian Broderick
MANS Executive Director