Former reality show star Donald Trump is making everyone dizzy with administration members exiting their jobs through the revolving door at the White House. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has somehow held on to her position. But, I guess when you work in the swamp, that’s reasonable because she did pay for her position. DeVos doesn’t even have a degree in education and has no experience working as an administrator or as an elected official. DeVos, a billionaire, has refused to visit underperforming schools.
A petition was just posted calling for a new Secretary of Education: NBA star LeBron James, a man who is infinitely more qualified than DeVos. The petition has already garnered almost 15,000 signatures and it’s still gaining traction. The petition notes that Mr. James recently opened a public school for at-risk children in Akron, Ohio, and it includes community services such as job placement for parents, guaranteed college tuition for every student who graduates, and other perks for the kids. He’s even given every student at his ‘I Promise’ school a new bicycle.
He’s thought of everything because he cares. In contrast, DeVos only cares about her own agenda.
The petition shows a stark contrast between James and DeVos and asks the public to decide who should be at the helm of the agency.
“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 petition states.
“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,” the petition continues.
The petition follows the jaw-dropping attack that Trump unleashed on James.
“Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump tweeted last week. “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”
Trump’s attack was so bizarre that even First Lady Melanie Trump came to James’s defense.
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