David Beckham and his kids Romeo and Cruz stopped for a quick chat with Maria Shriver outside Pinkberry on Thursday.

Our photographer on the scene tells us the two parents were talking education -- about their experiences at the local private schools and what they both think about the public school system in LA.

Could David be headed toward a career in politics once he retires from soccer? It's probably more likely that Shriver, of the Kennedy clan, will run for office. Could she be the next California Governator?