Court Won’t Let SRC Change Teachers’ Contract, Yet

Jordan: "We hope it will end here, but we're pretty sure it won't."

A court on Monday halted the School Reform Commission’s act to tear up its contract with Philadelphia teachers and begin charging them for a portion of their health care insurance.

The Inquirer reports Judge Nina Wright Padilla issued a preliminary injunction, without comment, after hearing four hours of testimony.

Jerry Jordan, president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers that brought the lawsuit, was cautiously triumphant after the order. “We hope it will end here, but we’re pretty sure it won’t,” he told the Inky.

Fernando Gallard, a spokesman for the district, suggested that all parties should settle in for a long fight. “We expect this to be just one of many legal steps we will have to take,” he said. “We are now moving on to the next.”

In other words: More to come.