SRC cancels Philadelphia teacher’s contract

    Guests: Kevin McCorry, Jerry Jordan and Bill Green

    In an unprecedented and surprising move on Monday, Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission (SRC) canceled its contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) and now will require that teachers contribute to their health care coverage. Teachers, who until now did not pay a health care premium, had been working without a contract since last August. The SRC anticipates that the changes will result in $44 million which will go directly back to schools. We’ll start off the hour with an update from KEVIN MCCORRY who covers Philadelphia schools for WHYY’s Newsworks. Then we’ll get reaction from PFT president JERRY JORDAN and SRC commissioner MARJORIE NEFF.

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