Rebecca Friedrichs

As a twenty-eight-year public school teacher, she was forced to fund state and national teachers’ unions whose politics and divisive tactics degraded her profession, our schools, universities, and our national character. Her seminal lawsuit Friedrichs v California Teachers’ Association, which sought to free educators, and all public sector employees from forced unionism, was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 11, 2016.

Poised to rule 5-4 in Rebecca’s favor, the Court deadlocked after the sudden passing of Justice Scalia.

Standing Up to Goliath, told through dozens of powerful personal accounts, is Rebecca’s exposé of bully unions. So that her readers will have a way to organize and take action, Rebecca also founded For Kids and Country, a national movement of parents, teachers, students, faith leaders, and citizens uniting to restore our schools and culture.

Rebecca’s case trailblazed the way for Janus v AFSCME which won at the US Supreme Court on June 27, 2018 – remarkably Rebecca’s birthday – and successfully ended public-sector forced unionism in America. But most teachers still have no idea they are funding the demise of their own profession, our schools and culture. She’s appeared in print, on radio and television in local and national outlets such as CBS, FOX News, NBC, FOX Business Network, NPR, The Hill, and the Orange County Register, and she’s the host of a successful Prager University video on why teachers’ unions attack school choice – power and money.