Petition calls for LeBron James as Secretary of Education

Image credit'LeBron James' by Keith Allison via Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0

Now, thousands are petitioning for LeBron James to take over education in the United States.

Describing DeVos as a "scandal-ridden Republican donor", the petition says "we are stuck with an uncaring Education Chief who has fought against teachers and has even expressed disdain for the very department she heads".

Who would you rather?

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

DeVos, meanwhile, recently came under fire for news that one of her family's many yachts appears to have been registered illegally in the Cayman Islands, despite being used in MI.

At the time of publication, the petition has been signed more than 15,000 times and has a new goal of 16,000 signatures.

Trump jabbed James on Twitter on Saturday, calling the new Los Angeles Laker unintelligent after James told CNN's Don Lemon in an interview about his newly opened OH school that Trump uses sports to "divide" Americans.

'Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn't easy to do.

Such a shift doesn't seem likely, though, especially given the testy relationship between President Trump and James, who will soon produce a Showtime documentary series.

US First Lady Melania Trump was among those who later supported James, praising him for opening the school and adding that the player "is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation".

The petition poses a hypothetical situation in which the public is in charge of hiring a new US secretary of education and they can pick between two candidates - the sports legend James or DeVos. Trump's school settled a lawsuit for $25 million after scamming students out of money and providing them nothing in return.

'These idiots! He opened a school and is making tax payers pay for the majority if it all! BTW, she has 12 yachts, ' another person pointed out.

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