Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran California public school educator, addressed the Republican National Convention Monday, saying:
I’m here to give voice to America’s great teachers because our voices have been silenced for decades by unions who claim to represent us.
They do not.
When other dedicated teachers and I served within the unions, we spoke up in defense of children, parents, scientific fact and American values. For our trouble, we were brutalized, booed off the platform, barred from committees, shouted down and even spit upon by union leaders.
This is how unions treat devoted teachers. But what’s even worse is how their agenda of control deceives Americans and our children.