As of Thursday morning, more than 10,000 people have signed a petition demanding that LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers replace Betsy DeVos as the U.S. Secretary of Education. The numbers grow by
“The first candidate is famed athlete LeBron James, a 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 … The second candidate is Betsy DeVos, 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.”
James recently opened his I Promise school, which will serve predominantly low-income students in Akron, Ohio. The school provides job placement services for their parents as well as free college tuition for graduates.
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 Michigan.