• Standing Up to Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers' Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country

  • By: Rebecca Friedrichs
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Friedrichs
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Rebecca Friedrichs tells real-life stories that expose state and national teachers’ unions as the money and muscle behind the degradation of America’s schools and culture.

In a book that’s both accessible and enlightening, Rebecca Friedrichs recounts her 30-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. An exciting true story that 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 that:  

  • Promote a culture of fear and bully teachers and parents into silence.
  • Undermine parents’ authority by sexually, socially, and politically indoctrinating kids.
  • Use the apple-pie image of the PTA as a “front” to promote a partisan agenda.

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.

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Stop it

As a psych NP who has treated thousands of ADHD kids I find your characterization of treatment highly biased and ill informed. Your self righteous tone does not add credence to your stance. There is a PROFOUND downside to NOT treating truly and accurate diagnosed ADHD. Perhaps your child was simply responding to the stress of a chaotic home life. In my practice, true ADHD kids THRIVE and flourish academically once placed on the right medication. So I take great umbrage with your characterization assuming schools and prescribers simply want to ‘medicate’ squiggly boys into compliance. The FACT is children who can’t pay attention and are unmedicated are MORE likely to: engage in risky behavior (girls more likely to become pregnant), more likely to be involved in car accidents and more likely to engage in substance use in the presence of a parent who refuses to acknowledge there is a PROBLEM. I am a CAUTIOUS prescriber. So when I hear a woman with NO clinical background OR expertise openly giving parents biased advice… imma call you out. Stay in your lane Rebecca. Stick to what you have expertise in. And leave the rest to .., well… experts… btw. Maybe amend your book to include more strategy vs ‘stories’. I don’t care to listen to 100 stories. I want to know how to defeat teachers unions and BOEs. What you have presented thus far is not helpful. But rather self indulgent.

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Over Dramatic

Good content. Thought narrated was over the top. Made it sound inauthentic but content is really good

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Every Parent and Teacher Should Read this Book

Kudos to Ms. Freidrichs for Standing up to Goliath. It took a tremendous amount of courage to write this book. Her goal of allowing teacher's to opt out of union representation is great. But the bigger picture here is the corruption and abuse that takes place in our political system. Democratic controlled state legislatures give unions most everything they want in exchange for union endorsement and financial support of their candidates. It is a rotten system. Collective bargaining should be banned in the public sector. Politics as usual equals more spending equals higher taxes equals taxpayer rebellion and ultimately a collapse in public pensions.

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Must read for every teacher

Not just teachers pet everyone. Read how the teachers' unions have destroyed our schools and what you can do to stop them.

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Eyes Wide Open!

This cracks open the dirty secrets of teachers unions & lays bare our duties.

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I loved this book so much!

This book is helping me transform my child's school district from the inside out; and the union has no idea what to do about it. Thanks so much for sharing your story with the world Rebecca!

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Share This Book With Everyone

This is an absolute must read for everyone wondering why America has become so divided and why it is falling apart. It’s understanding of the bullying tactics of unions doesn’t just apply to the teacher’s unions but across all Democrat-lead unions in the nation. If you know someone with little children, buy the hard copy and give it to them to read. It’s important that the stories in this book are shared so everyone can better understand why our school systems are failing and as a result why we’re experiencing so much unrest.

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School, it's all about the kids, isn't it?

I can't say enough in gratitude for this courageous teacher. What they put you and your colleagues through is one of the great tragedy's in American history. It makes me angry and if ever god's wrath is nearing it's fullness, you can bet it starts right here. This is inexcusable behavior on the part of those who should know better. May god bless you for your tireless efforts to bring this to light.