Petition pushes for LeBron James to replace Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

FILE - In this Monday, July 30, 2018, file photo, LeBron James speaks at the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Phil Long, File)

Thousands of people have signed a petition supporting the idea of having LeBron James replace Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

"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 has more than signed by more than 13,000 people as of 2 p.m. Thursday.

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LeBron recently opened his I PROMISE school in Akron.

“Betsy DeVos was hired without ever setting foot in a public school — and she's taken every opportunity to work against the interests of the children, teachers, and families she has pledged to serve. We certainly deserve better!”

The creator of the petition closes by saying it’s unlikely James would give up his basketball career but “it’s worth a try.”