PRESS RELEASE: JDA Worldwide for For Kids & Country and Rebecca Friedrichs
DATE: May 25, 2023
CONTACT: The KAIROS Company for Rebecca Friedrichs and For Kids & Country | Press@theKcompany.co | (202) 810-5530
Rebecca Friedrichs Applauds Bravery Of Little School Standing Up To Goliath San Diego Teacher Union, Urges All Gompers Educators To Vote To Decertify
ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Rebecca Friedrichs, a veteran California public school educator, has this to say about the union decertification vote underway at Gompers Preparatory Academy:
“Gompers Prep Academy should be commended for its bravery to have even made it to the point of holding a decertification vote. For years, Gompers has faced dastardly union tactics in an attempt to crush its dissent and force obeisance to the unions’ anti-American, anti-student agenda. Gompers’ educators reject that agenda and dare to put the education, futures and well-being of their students above their own professional security. Those Gompers folks are the David standing against the union Goliath, and they clearly have backbones of steel. If this decertification vote is free of devious union schemes — and we should pray it is — the unions have lost more ground in the fight over America’s kids.”
Gompers Preparatory Academy – a school in San Diego that kicked out the unions in the past but found itself chained to unions again after a deceptive union certification campaign – is finally getting a chance to free itself again from San Diego Education Association (SDEA)/CTA/NEA. Teachers are holding a decertification vote from May 10 – June 6.
According to the teachers’ press release, the majority of the teachers believe that freedom from the SDEA would allow them to “work directly with their school leadership to create an environment that is best for their students and teachers.” As one of the teachers put it, “We don’t need SDEA to tell us how to do that.”
Rebecca concurs with the Gompers teacher:
“Indeed, the only way Gompers’ educators, parents and leadership will be able to work together for the good of the students is to kick the unions to the curb.”
Rebecca Friedrichs is the founder of For Kids & Country, author of “Standing Up to Goliath,” 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 5 million views.
For Kids & Country is a non-profit organization founded by former public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs whose mission is to educate and empower teachers, parents, students, faith leaders and citizens in the fight to restore proper authority, excellence and safety in America’s schools and culture.