Karuna Jaggar, who runs a breast cancer organization, expresses her concerns about the impact of large-scale fundraising walks.
Over the past ten years, Catholic Schools around the country have seen a decrease in enrollment. Over half a million students moved to new schools. Just over 2,000 Catholic schools were reported closed or consolidated.
But there’s one Catholic institution that has no intention of joining that statistic: Mercy Academy, a small girls school in Louisville, Kentucky.
As it tries to attract new students, the school is also drawing attention for its new advertising campaign, which tells girls: “You’re not a princess” and “Don’t wait for your prince.”
Mercy Academy principal Amy Elstone and president Mike Johnson speak to Here & Now’s Robin Young.
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.