With a nod to Sports Illustrated's popular feature, could the following be a sign that the educational apocalypse is upon us?
Nashua High School North, according to the Associated Press, will relent on its rules and allow students to wear hats in class.
The no-hats policy strained student-teacher relationships and kept students out of class too much for disciplinary reasons.
Both Lewiston and Auburn high schools enforce no-hat policies and they should keep them.
We'd like to think that men taking off their hats indoors remained an expectation, but a visit to any restaurant or department store would show otherwise.
But on a more practical level, eye-to-eye contact is important in education, and we would hate to be a teacher talking to a classroom full of baseball caps.
It's not too much to have students leave the caps in the locker or backpack.
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