Rebecca Friedrichs a twenty-eight-year public school teacher, was
forced to fund state and national teachers' unions whose politics
and divisive tactics degraded her profession, our schools, and our
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.
Standing Up to Goliath, told through dozens of powerful personal accounts, is Rebecca's expose of bully unions.
She's a Prager University host, and founded For Kids and Country a national movement of parents, teachers, students, faith leaders, and citizens uniting to restore our schools and culture.
"Friedrichs masterfully weaves the personal and the political. A
must read! Warning: Not easy to put down!" -- Larry Sand,
President, California Teachers' Empowerment Network
"Standing Up to Goliath is a brave and enormously important book. A blow-by-blow account of arguably the most meaningful battle of our times-the ongoing fight for the nation's children against the all-powerful teachers' unions-it is simultaneously a deeply affecting personal memoir. Rebecca Friedrichs did not sign up to be a hero, but circumstances, and her own indomitable will, made her one. It should be mandatory reading for parents, and anyone else concerned with America's future." -- Harry Stein, Contributing Editor, City Journal
"I laughed, I cried, I pounded my fist. I felt inspired, encouraged-and ready to keep battling. My heart was pierced when I realized the harm the sexxx ed would do to students who have already been victims of sexual abuse. I'll die before anyone does that to my students." -- Kate Bowers, Elementary School Teacher
"A forceful documentary on the power of public employee unions to use union dues to destroy; not only our public education system, but to buy our children's political future." -- CUSD Watch