Tommy Rowan writes about politics, education, transportation, business and people for Metro’s city desk. He’s been a professional writer since he was 19.
He studied journalism, English and history at Temple University, and was born and raised in the Northeast section of Philadelphia.
On Monday the SRC —the board that governs the School District of Philadelphia — announced that it canceled its contract with the teachers’ union and mandated that teachers pay toward their health benefits. The SRC also canceled benefits for retired district workers.