Friday, 17 August, 2018

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

Image credit'LeBron James' by Keith Allison via Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0 Image credit'LeBron James' by Keith Allison via Commons license CC BY-SA 2.0
Andrew Wong | 10 August, 2018, 02:12

An online petition calling for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos as US secretary of education has received more than 9,000 signatures in a campaign of staggering hypotheticals, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Created by Rebecca G. of The Care2 Community project, the petition was launched a week after James opened a new elementary facility in OH called "I Promise School" for at-risk youngsters from under-privileged backgrounds. "I think it's important to understand that LeBron's was a huge gesture and a huge accomplishment in terms of opening up a public school that can serve his community".

DeVos, who has been U.S. secretary of education since 2017, was described in the document as "a scandal-ridden Republican donor who shows an inexcusable dislike for public education".

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The petition's creator sums up their case with the following message: "I know that's it's unlikely that Lebron James would give up his highly successful career - especially since he has been generous enough to use that influence to be an inspirational community and youth advocate for millions". We certainly deserve better! The petition will apparently be sent to Mr. Trump after collecting its target number of signatures, which has increased to 13,000 as more people sign.

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.

"The coverage made it look like the whole thing is his", said Mark Williamson, spokesman for Akron Public Schools district. I like Mike!' Trump tweeted last Friday.

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Not everyone was applauding James educational endeavors.

However, there were those that felt James is getting too much credit for his new public school because the majority of the costs will come from taxpayers.

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