Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
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LeBron James For Secretary Of Education Petition Signed By Over 16,000

LeBron James For Secretary Of Education Petition Signed By Over 16,000

You chose who you want running US schools.

President Trump with his secretary of education, Betsy DeVos, at the White House. By midday Thursday, there were 11,348 signatures, and the surge of signatures caused organizers to keep increasing their goal.

The basketball star created the school with the LeBron James Family Foundation's "We Are Family" philosophy.

Now, there's the petition (reported on by the Hill), which nobody expects to result in a career move for James.

'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.

The petition comes nearly a week after President Trump insulted James' intelligence on Twitter following the athlete's interview with Don Lemon about his new public school. Charters are publicly funded but privately operated and a favorite of DeVos. The school provides job placement services for their parents as well as free college tuition for graduates.

LeBron James for secretary of education? He opened up the for-profit, non-accredited Trump University, which is now defunct. 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? "Because you're just giving attention to that tweet; that's what they want".

It would be an easy choice, wouldn't it?

More than 18,000 petitioners across the country are calling for LeBron James to replace education secretary Betsy DeVos. "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 says.

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