Petition calls for Education Secretary LeBron James
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A new petition is calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE to give Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVosStudents call on DeVos to offer free tampons, pads in schools to address 'period poverty' DeVos recovering from broken pelvis, hip socket after bicycle accident Student veterans deserve better than the DeVos agenda MORE the boot — in favor of LeBron James.

The Care2 petition first posted Tuesday afternoon has garnered more than 4,400 signatures so far.

The petition’s creator calls the soon-to-be Los Angeles Laker “an inspiration to kids all over the country” who “cares about America’s youth and understands the power of public education in helping children meet their true potential.”


The petition rails against DeVos, saying she’s “taken every opportunity to work against the interests of the children, teachers, and families she has pledged to serve.”

Late last month, James celebrated the opening of his “I Promise” public elementary school in Akron, Ohio, serving more than 200 at-risk children and their families.

Trump made headlines after slamming the NBA star — who's been critical of the president — and CNN host Don Lemon after an interview last week about the new school, in which James said Trump uses sports to “divide” Americans.

The petition’s creator writes, “I know that's [sic] 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.” 

“Even more unlikely is that Lebron would ever stand to work for Donald Trump and his hateful rhetoric,” the petition’s author says, “but it's worth a try!”