Offbeat Petition asks Trump to name LeBron James new education secretary, replacing DeVos

20:07  10 august  2018
20:07  10 august  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Over 5,000 people sign petition to make LeBron James U.S. Secretary of Education

  Over 5,000 people sign petition to make LeBron James U.S. Secretary of Education "Secretary of Education, LeBron James" has a nice ring to it.That's what over 5,000 signees said by signing an online petition to name LeBron James as the United States Secretary of Education.

Petition seeks Secretary of Education Devos ' ouster. (AP). A petition calling for NBA superstar LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has attracted thousands of signatures.

Thousands of people have signed a petition asking LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as secretary after the Akron-native recently opened a school in Ohio. Share. Tweet.

a close up of a man and a woman smiling for the camera: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been heavily criticized, while LeBron James has received praise for his I Promise School. © Provided by Fox News Network LLC Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has been heavily criticized, while LeBron James has received praise for his I Promise School.

A petition calling for NBA superstar LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as secretary of education has attracted thousands of signatures.

As of Friday afternoon, more than 28,000 people had signed the Care2 petition, asking President Trump to replace DeVos with the Los Angeles Lakers star. The three-time NBA champion recently opened his I Promise School in Akron, Ohio.

“I am very excited by the overwhelmingly positive reception of the petition, but am also unsurprised,” Rebecca Gerber, who started the petition, told USA Today. “Its success is undoubtedly due, in part, to the effect of LeBron James as a singular role model in our culture, and his ability to not only be a superstar athlete, but a superstar activist that so many men, women and children admire.”

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LeBron James already runs the NBA from a player's perspective, but now people want him to run the country's education system as well. An online petition is asking for signatures to get James considered to take over the Secretary of Education position from Betsy DeVos .

The new Ohio school opened by basketball player LeBron James has impressed people enough that now an online petition is circulating to get James more involved in education — by replacing Betsy DeVos as U.S. secretary of education . With President Donald Trump listed as recipient

Gerber said she hopes the petition can “send a message” and claimed that people were frustrated with Trump’s alleged “petty, racist attacks against James and other black athletes.”

DeVos is one of the most criticized members of the Trump administration. She assumed office as secretary of education in February 2017.

Last month, vandals untied a $40 million yacht owned by DeVos' family, setting it adrift at a boat club in Huron, Ohio, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.

Unfortunately for Gerber, James signed a four-year contract with the Lakers over the summer. He also has a busy year in Hollywood coming up as he is set to be producing several TV series and “Space Jam 2.”

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