As a Charleston County taxpayer, I think it is not only a good idea, but absolutely crucial that Pattison’s Academy be fully funded, regardless of whether it is “expensive.” We will be judged as a society not by how we treat the strongest among us, but how we treat those who need our help the most.

The fact that Pattison’s Academy is part of the district shows us at our best. The Charleston County School District has made the right decision to fund Pattison’s next year.

Richard Bodek

Pawley Road

Mount Pleasant