Should hats be allowed? NO.
Faithanne Noyer, Copy Editor
March 31, 2012
Filed under Opinion
There has been a lot of talk about whether students should be able to wear hats in school or not. So why shouldn’t we?
Hats cause distraction to the wearer, or other students around them, may be gang related, or have foul language embroidered into the hat.
As fashionable as they are, hats are one of the biggest distractions in school. Instead of working, students are seen messing around with their hats, holding them, swinging them, and flapping them around instead of focusing on their work. The hat is also a major distraction to other students in the classroom. If someone sees a student with a cool or weird hat, they may want to see it, or talk to the other person about where they got it, and that conversation would lead to discussing tons of other topics, which will distract them from the class work they are doing.
Gangs have also become a major issue in school, and some hats are affiliated with those gangs. Be it gang signs on the hats or gang colors, students become offended, and even fights have broken out due to gang related hats. Although some students may wear a certain colored hat because it’s a color they like, others, who are in gangs, may take it seriously. Students have been jumped, sometimes even killed, just for wearing a simple colored hat on school grounds.
Foul language is also a big issue. Although it may not seem like a big deal to us students, teachers would prefer to keep any bad language out of their classrooms. They want to be able to teach without having to deal with that sort of thing.
Although the rules are exaggerated everyday in school, tons of students are seen wearing hats throughout the day. All that will do is cause conflict between the teachers and staff enforcing the rule, and students who disobey them. You should respect the dress code, even if you disagree with it.