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The Philadelphia School Reform Commission, it could be argued, has never understood either the words "School" or "Reform".

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission -- which it could be argued has never understood either the words "School" or "Reform" -- yesterday, very quietly, very secretly, cut the health benefits for retired teachers, because somehow I guess the SRC's constant bungling is their fault. They also cut health benefits for current teachers, but they at least have legal steps they can take.

There's only one thing worse than the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's early morning assault on unionized teachers -- and that's the underhanded way they did it, in a fog of near secrecy, with a determination to squelch public debate. A...