People Think LeBron James Would Be A Better Education Secretary Than Betsy DeVos & Here’s Why
Thousands of people in these innanets who seem to think NBA legend LeBron James is far more capable of running our nation’s educational system than our current Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos.
The petition started by a supporter named Rebecca G. has over 14,000 signatures, aiming for a goal of 15,000.
“LeBron James is an inspiration to kids all over the country. 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 reads.
James received high praise as the superstar athlete has become an outspoken advocate for advancing the lives of Black people domestically and globally. He’s stood up to President Trump and also used his platforms and financial resources to uplift those in need.
Most recently, James opened an elementary school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio which offers students free tuition, uniforms, breakfast, lunch and transportation. Most importantly, the I Promise school will provide resources to ensure students graduate and receive free tuition at the University of Akron and will also provide certain levels of assistance to attending members.
James financially backed the school through his LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools. James and his investors sought advice from a plethora of Akron educators before opening the school.
Since being appointed the position in 2017, DeVos run as Education Secretary has been mired with controversy. From vocally supporting policies that take from the disenfranchised to the department’s allocation of funds, several of DeVos’ decisions have definitely raised eyebrows.
Both James and DeVos had no prior experience in education before they became invested in education administration. So if a petition had the power to offer James the job, would he take it?