Petition calls for LeBron James to be U.S. Secretary of Education

Ruben Hill
August 10, 2018

The petition has been signed by almost 8,500 people as of 6 a.m. Thursday.

DeVos, who has been USA secretary of education since 2017, was described in the document as "a scandal-ridden Republican donor who shows an inexcusable dislike for public education".

In her petition, Rebecca G. details how James' I PROMISE School aids at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

The petition's creator sums up their case with the following message: "I know that's it's unlikely that Lebron James would give up his highly successful career - especially since he has been generous enough to use that influence to be an inspirational community and youth advocate for millions". We certainly deserve better!' the petition reads. On Friday night, Trump criticized both CNN's Don Lemon and James in a tweet, essentially calling both dumb.

Last week, James appeared at a grand opening celebration his I Promise School.

The Golden State Warrior, who has a contract with Under Armor through 2024, made the remark shortly after the CEO of Under Armour, Kevin Plank, called Trump an "asset" to the country in an interview with CNBC.

The petition poses a hypothetical situation in which the public is in charge of hiring a new USA secretary of education and they can pick between two candidates - the sports legend James or DeVos. 'If that's stupid, I wonder what he'd call Betsy DeVos for doing absolutely nothing for schools and children across America'.

Steph Curry and LeBron James may be rivals on the basketball court, but they have each others' backs off of it.

'These idiots! He opened a school and is making tax payers pay for the majority if it all!

'So glad the Dems are supporting Betsy Devos Charter School Vouchers now; wonder how many people are aware that cost of the LeBron James school will be passed on to the tax payers?' someone else added.

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