Hats off to the Headgear Rule
Christopher White, Staff Writer
February 9, 2011
Filed under Editorials
Have you ever wondered why students can’t wear headgear in the building? Or how teachers or administrators can even consider wearing headgear in school to be a distraction? I know every time I’m asked to take my hat off, those are some of the questions that cross my mind.
We know that we come to school to learn, but not once have I ever been distracted by simply someone wearing a hat or something on a student’s head. I believe that if you want to learn then you’re going to learn, and if you don’t then you won’t? Wearing headgear isn’t going to change that fact.
People get up in the morning and spend time picking and choosing the outfit they want to wear for the day. We don’t just do that so somebody can tell us to modify our appearance; we wear what we feel comfortable in. If you’re one of those teachers or administrators telling someone to take off their hat or headgear, it may go unnoticed but, what you may not know is that you just changed someone’s comfort zone.
I’m sure you’ve likely never thought about it like that, maybe you should. It’s merely insanity to keep on repeating something over and over when there is no change or effect. Remember the saying if you can’t beat them join them?