An online petition calling for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as USA secretary of education has received more than 9,000 signatures in a campaign of staggering hypotheticals, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.
"He's shown he cares about America's youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential", the petition sayd about James.
While LeBron James is preparing for a new National Basketball Association season with the Los Angeles Lakers, there are plenty of people who would like to see him take his talents to D.C. Trump's tweet read, "LeBron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon". He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do. But it can be seen as a new statement of discontent by critics of the Trump administration and DeVos, who has always been a critic of America's public schools and who once called them "a dead end".
LeBron recently opened his I PROMISE school in Akron, calling it one of the best days in his life.
The current secretary of education never attended a public school or state university and all four of her children were sent to private schools.
"The second candidate is Betsy DeVos, a scandal-ridden Republican donor who shows an inexcusable dislike for public education, wants to gut protections for women and minorities, and has advocated for teachers to be armed in schools".
In her petition, Rebecca G. details how James' I PROMISE School aids at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
The petitioner knows it's unlikely that James would renounce his playing career to take on this role, especially under Trump - but noted it was at least worth a try to open the eyes of many who have remained blinded by this administration. Trump's school settled a lawsuit for $25 million after scamming students out of money and providing them nothing in return. But how would you feel about LeBron the politician?