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[Media Advisory] Rebecca Friedrichs to join Sec. Betsy DeVos, education leaders, ​​​​at American Federation for Children 10th Annual National Policy Summit, May 1-2

Apr. 30, 2019

LOS ANGELES — Rebecca Friedrichs, the public-school teacher who fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court to end forced unionism, will address the 10th Annual American Federation for Children National Policy Summit. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is also slated to speak to the gathering of policymakers, educational choice advocates and leading business and media figures.

Rebecca will also sit for a signing event highlighting her book Standing Up to Goliath.


Rebecca Friedrichs – founder, For Kids & Country

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Father Gregory Boyle – founder, HomeBoy Industries

Alberto Carvalho – superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Virginia Walden Ford – leading parent-empowerment advocate

Walter Blanks – AFC Future Leader Fellow



10th Annual American Federation for Children National Policy Summit



Loews Chicago Hotel

455 N. Park Drive

Chicago, IL 60611



Wednesday, May 1 — Thursday, May 2, 2019

View the event schedule here.


MEDIA: To request an interview with Rebecca Friedrichs or to cover the event, email or call (202) 810-5530.



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.

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