Your March 23 article “Berkeley’s search for football coach drags on” shows why Donald Trump is so popular with the voting public.

The article says that, despite having won six state football championships, having a coaching record of 258-113 and being recommended to be the new football coach at Berkeley High, Coach Jerry Brown’s application has been delayed. Apparently an unnamed student accused him of slapping him during a class demonstration on discipline.

No charges were filed, but the resulting yah-yah shows that in our present society it is more important to be politically correct that to be correct. We haven’t learned much since the celebrated slap by Gen. George S. Patton in the movie “Patton.”

I don’t know Coach Brown or have a dog in the fight, but I do know a splendid record from unnecessary roughness, which apparently the Berkeley School District officials don’t.

James A. Stuckey

Meeting Street

Charleston