New online petition calls for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as secretary of education

There are already 14,000 people who say they believe LeBron James would be a better secretary of education than Betsy DeVos.

A new Care2 petition posted Tuesday calls for James to replace Devos. Since the article was written, the initiative has received about 14,000 signatures.

The text starts out by comparing the two ‘candidates.’



It reads that James is “highly respected and extremely influential community advocate and activist who recently opened a state-of-the-art public school for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio.” It then describes DeVos as “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.”

It continues, “It would be an easy choice, wouldn’t it?” Unfortunately, Trump and his cronies chose Betsy DeVos for us and we are stuck with an uncaring Education Chief who has fought against teachers and has even expressed disdain for the very department she heads. … at least until now.”

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The petition comes as James recently opened a public school in Akron, Ohio that will serve more than 200 at-risk children and their families.

James was also a target of Trump this weekend after his interview about his new school. During the interview, James stated that Trump uses sports to “divide” people. This led Trump to call out James’ intelligence.




Meanwhile, DeVos was in the news for one of her family’s yachts being illegally registered in the Cayman Islands even though it is being used in Michigan.

 

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