LOS ANGELES — Rebecca Friedrichs, founder of For Kids & Country, issues the following statement in response to news the California Department of Education has officially approved the California Healthy Youth Act (AB329):
“Despite massive statewide opposition to this explicit and medically inaccurate sex education health framework, union-funded government bureaucrats unanimously decreed Wednesday that the State knows better than any parent what is and is not right, appropriate, moral, healthy and effective when it comes to rearing our children and teaching them about the world. With this framework now approved, the State of California has proven its blind devotion to state and national teachers’ unions and notched a victory in its campaign to replace the natural, lawful and essential involvement of parents in their child’s life with its own radical social, sexual and political beliefs. However, the State should beware — as this astonishing framework is implemented, and as parents and teachers see the graphic lessons and activities imposed upon vulnerable children, there no doubt will be an even stronger push back from outraged parents, teachers and community members.”
Rebecca Friedrichs is the founder of For Kids & Country and a 28-year public school teacher who led the fight against the divisive tactics, politics and corruption of teachers’ unions as lead plaintiff in Friedrichs v. CTA. Her U.S. Supreme Court case paved the way for a precedent-setting ruling which freed all public sector employees from forced unionism.
Her PragerU video “Why Good Teachers Want School Choice” has over 4.7 million views. She’s the author of Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers’ Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country.