“It’s not just independent-minded teachers that are on the receiving end of union bullyboy tactics. Friedrichs details the pummeling that unions deliver to children, parents, school board members, and community members....Authoritarianism in America must be defeated, and the most important battles in this war will be fought in our schools. The outcome will determine our nation’s future, which is why Standing Up to Goliath is one of the most important books you will ever read.” Click Here To Read Full ReviewLance Izumi The Daily Caller
"...The national face of restoring the authority of parents and teachers in schools, Friedrichs recounts that she was forced to fund state and national teachers’ unions whose political causes and values she did not support. The book delves into the National Education Association and California Teachers’ Association's covert push for a controversial sex-ed curriculum in California public schools. ..." Click Here To Read Full ReviewKate Hardiman Washington Examiner
“We need articulate, experienced, knowledgeable people speaking the truth. We need folks with the courage to take on the totalitarians and the bullies, the crooks and the thieves. Rebecca Friedrichs is such a person.” Click Here To Read Full ReviewStephen Frank California Political Review
"While the book is chock-full of entertaining tales and some that make your blood boil, Friedrichs also uses charts and tables to illustrate the unchecked power of the teachers unions. For example, we see that while National Education Association members are politically mixed, the union’s political spending goes almost exclusively to liberal and leftist candidates and causes. One revealing table shows that teacher union leaders, while pretending to be men and women of the people, are heavily entrenched one-percenters who make more than ten times the salaries of many of their flock." Click Here To Read Full ReviewLarry Sand President, California Teachers' Empowerment Network
“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
“During the last eight years of unpacking what is happening with our educational system, I’ve uncovered many dangers; however, none, in my opinion, is more so than the teachers’ unions. I love to read books and my latest was Standing Up To Goliath by Rebecca Friedrichs. In her tell all book, Rebecca shares story after story of how the NEA, as well as state and local unions, have threatened, intimidated and abused teachers, all while forcing them to comply to the unions’ heinous treatment of students.” Click Here To Read Full ReviewRhonda Miller Vanderburgh Indpendent Press
In a book that’s both accessible and enlightening, Rebecca Friedrichs recounts her thirty-year odyssey as an elementary school teacher who comes face-to-face with the forces dividing and corrupting our schools and culture—state and national teachers’ unions in Standing Up To Golaith.
An exciting true story, Standing Up To Goliath features real life testimonies of teachers, parents, and kids, as well as political and social commentary, Rebecca’s journey leads her to the realization that the only hope for America’s schools and families is returning authority to parents and teachers while lessening the grip of state and national unions.
These insights and more led Rebecca and nine other teachers to the US Supreme Court where their case, Friedrichs v California Teachers Association, et al., sought to restore the First Amendment rights of all teachers and government employees. They argued no one should be forced to pay fees to abusive, politically driven unions, and were poised to change the very landscape of American education—until tragedy struck.
Saddened but unbowed, Rebecca started a national movement, For Kids and Country, leading the charge of servant leaders who believe Judeo-Christian values (including kindness) and restoration of the teaching profession—possible only by rejecting state and national unions and forming “local only” associations—are the answers to America’s woes. She invites you to join them.
“America’s teachers, parents, and kids deserve better,” Rebecca writes. “If we want freedom, we’re going to have to fight for it.”