Bio | Rebecca Friedrichs

Rebecca Friedrichs is author of Standing Up to Goliath, a powerful expose of state and national teachers’ unions told through dozens of engaging personal accounts. She’s also founder and president of For Kids and Country a national movement of parents, teachers, students, faith leaders, and citizens uniting to restore our schools and culture.

As a twenty-eight-year public school teacher, Rebecca was forced to fund state and national teachers’ unions whose politics and divisive tactics degraded her profession, our schools, and our national character. 

Her lawsuit, Friedrichs v California Teachers’ Association, which sought to free teachers from forced unionism, was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016. 

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

Determined to stop state and national unions from destroying our schools and American values, Rebecca refused to give up. Her book and movement are the result of her ongoing battle to right the wrongs in our schools and culture.