PRESS RELEASE: JDA Worldwide for For Kids & Country and Rebecca Friedrichs
DATE: April 28, 2023
CONTACT: The KAIROS Company for Rebecca Friedrichs and For Kids & Country | Press@theKcompany.co | (202) 810-5530
Rebecca Friedrichs: Weingarten, Teachers Unions’ Evils ‘So Much More Than Just COVID School Closures’
ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Rebecca Friedrichs releases this statement after American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten defended her role in COVID-19 school closures during a Congressional hearing Wednesday:
“Congress beware: almost every word that comes out of Ms. Weingarten’s mouth is a lie. Trust me and the thousands of good teachers who’ve been misrepresented and bullied by Weingarten and thuggish teacher unions — we call them ‘the education mafia.’ Their actions are driven by a radical agenda to intentionally undermine families and our republic, while their twisted words conceal their actions.
“I’m glad Congress has finally confronted the education mafia about their intentional role in shutting down schools across the nation during the pandemic. Their policy upended lives for millions (including good teachers) and set back a generation on its path to learning.
“Congress must show the same gumption to investigate and redress the multitude of other evils Weingarten and the unions have thrust upon America, her teachers and kids — it’s so much more than just COVID school closures. America’s real and good teachers stand ready — asking Congress to call upon us — to expose and silence these frauds.”
View the entire hearing here.
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.