Kobe or Lebron. Lebron or Kobe. Which sports superstar is the greatest? While it may be a debate as old as time, a group of dads in Prince William County are now saying the debate has entered the classroom, making some students feel uncomfortable.
Jared Waller, whose 15-year-old son is a sophomore at Woodbridge High School, claims teachers are now weighing in on the sport of basketball's 'Greatest of All Time' (GOAT) debate.
"I don't need my son being told that Kobe is better than Lebron by his science teacher,” Waller said. “Whether it's true or not doesn't matter. Our children shouldn't feel shamed for cheering on Lebron James.”
Kyle Franklin agrees with Waller's sentiment, noting his daughter isn't even a basketball player and shouldn't be exposed to the debate. "What kind of society are we living in where we can't even control what our teachers are teaching our children?"
Waller and Franklin both say they have shared their concerns to newly elected Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin via a newly created tipline which encourages parents to report "inherently divisive practices" at schools.
A spokesperson from Prince William County Public Schools declined to comment on this story.