Many kids in Waterford wear hats to school, both boys and girls, but are forced to take them off before class. I can relate to this because I also wear hats to school.
Hats are what kids like to wear these days, whether it's a snapback, their baseball team, or an authentic cap. I think that kids would feel more at home or more comfortable at school if they were allowed to wear hats. Maybe it would help the students score higher on quizzes or tests.
Also, many kids don’t like their hairstyle and like to cover it up with a simple hat. Even girls might roll out of bed in the morning and want to throw on a hat. What if someone got a bad haircut or had a bad hair day? That could easily turn into bullying issues about their hair.
One reason hats are banned is because it is a distraction. How could a hat be a distraction? Students are allowed to wear bracelets in school and some of them are brightly colored and could easily become a distraction, but they are not banned. If you ban hats because of distraction, bracelets should go as well.
Another excuse for banning hats is it's disrespectful to wear hats indoors. Well people need to realize it is not the 20th century anymore and individuals wear hats anywhere now, so that should not be a problem.
Lastly, hats are banned because of weapon-hiding issues. Heck, if you can hide weapons in a hat, you can hide them anywhere including shoes, underclothes, and jackets. So if that were an issue, to be fair you would have to ban all those items listed from school as well.
If you go anywhere, you will see almost half of the people are wearing hats. Hats are a part of American culture, and schools should not take that away from students across the country.