Rebecca Friedrichs, born on 27th June 1965, is an author, a public school teacher, and the founder of For Kids And Country. Her movement, For Kids And Country, is focused on battling the wrongs in American schools and culture. The website provides students with an “adopt-a-teacher” facility which helps students get more educated, along with many other educational materials on the website.
Her movement also helps teachers become more familiar with the state laws that apply to teachers in different areas of the United States.
Rebecca Friedrichs is 55 years of age has editorials that are published in FOX News, Orange County Register, San Diego Union-Tribune, and several other printed and online outlets. Besides this, Rebecca has also featured as a guest on many radio shows all over the USA and has appeared on CBS, NBC, FOX News, and FOX Business Shows.
Quick Facts and Information on Rebecca Friedrichs
|Full Name / Real Name||Rebecca Friedrichs|
|Birthday / Date of Birth||27th June 1965|
|Born Country||The United States of America|
|Education (High School / College / University)||N/A|
|Wife / Husband||Charles Friedrichs|
|Children (Son, Daughter)||2 Sons, Ben & Kyle Friedrichs|
|Social Media||Facebook / Twitter / Instagram|
|Net Worth & Salary||~$500,000|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
Rebecca Friedrichs Career
Rebecca started her first day as a public teacher in 1988. Since then, she actively expressed concerns about the policies and politics of the teacher’s union. Teachers are forced to financially support the Teacher’s Union, and Rebecca did not accept this. However, Friedrichs ignored politics in the first decade of her career. After a full decade, Rebecca eventually joined the Teacher’s Union to create better scenarios for teachers.
Rebecca would go on to serve her local union board for three years. Here, she tried to bring on a positive change in the policies, starting from her district. Rebecca hoped to decrease the expenditures of members in the Union.
Initially, she had a lot of support from her coworkers in the Union, but to no surprise, the change did not come that easily. Rebecca soon realized that the representatives in the Union were afraid to speak up to their seniors since they had no say in what policies would be passed by the Union.
She is now taking some time away from the classroom to support educational policies that are friendly to children as well as teachers. Her movement, For Kids And Country, is focused on helping teachers, parents, students, faith leaders, and citizens uniting to restore American school’s policies and culture.
Rebecca Friedrichs’ Lawsuit And Published Book
Rebecca Friedrichs was involved in a labor law case in 2016 that was held in the Supreme Court of the United States. The lawsuit looked at the issue of arrangements under the First
Amendment of the United States. Rebecca’s lawsuit titled “Friedrichs v California Teachers’ Association” sought to free educators and all public sector employees from forced unionism.
The lawsuit came to an end ruling 5-4 in Rebecca’s favor. This case also laid foundations for the “Janus v AFSCME” lawsuit, which ended public-sector forced unionism in all of America. However, Rebecca didn’t end her efforts here. She eventually wrote a book titled “Standing Up To Goliath”.
Rebecca’s book, “Standing Up To Goliath: Battling State and National Teachers’ Unions for the Heart and Soul of Our Kids and Country”, Rebecca talks about her 30-year struggle as an elementary school teacher who comes face-to-face with the forces diving and corrupting American school systems — the state and national teachers’ union. Her story reveals and features testimonies from teachers, parents, and kids. Moreover, Rebecca’s book also displays the Teachers’ Union’s impact on political and social aspects.
Rebecca Friedrichs Husband / Married Life
Rebecca is married to Charles Friedrichs, who is the Director of the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University. Charles and Rebecca have two grown sons, Kyle and Ben Friedrichs. The couple resides in Southern California.
Charles Friedrichs is 67 years of age and is an Associate Professor of Music at San Diego State University. He also serves as the Associate Director of Bands and the Assistant Director of Music Education. Throughout his years in the San Diego State University, Charles has taught a variety of classes including music theory, brass methods, conducting, music education practicum, music for classroom teachers, brass and band literature, ear training, general education music courses, and has also served as the Music Supervisor for cadet teachers in the University’s School of Education.
Outside San Diego State University, Charles Friedrichs also works in public schools and an arranger. Charles has composed a large number of arrangements for many grades through elementary school to university-level. Charles has worked with Alfred Music Publishers, Matrix Marching Band Publishers, Hal Leonard Music Corporation, and MESA Music Publishers.
Rebecca Friedrichs’ Children
Rebecca Friedrichs’s sons are both in their 20s. Kyle is at the age of 28 and Ben is 24 years of age. Kyle Friedrichs is a baseball pitcher who started by playing for his University’s baseball team. As an amateur, Kyle Friedrichs was first drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2015 during his time at California State University. Kyle joined California State University after graduating from San Clemente High School.
He started his professional baseball career at the age of 22 after joining the Long Beach State 49ers. Afterward, Kyle joined Vermont Lake Monsters, Beloit Snappers, Stockton Ports, Midland RockHounds, and Nashville Sounds. His most recent participation was in the Texas League in 2019.
Ben Friedrichs is only 24, so he’s still got a career ahead of him. Ben Friedrichs has studied and graduated in Political Science. Outside of this, Ben does not have much information available publicly. Ben Friedrichs is also pursuing a career in law but has not started it yet.
Rebecca Friedrichs’ Net Worth
Being a third-grade teacher at the start of her career, Rebecca earned about $54,000 annually for the first ten years of her life as a teacher. Her book has made a significant amount of sales as well. Through her earnings as a teacher, author, and leader of a movement, we could estimate that her net worth might be about $500,000.