Most of the public schools in Detroit were closed Wednesday because of a teacher sickout NBC News

Most of the public schools in Detroit were closed Wednesday because of a teacher sickout.

Sickout Sequel: Teacher protest again closes most Detroit schools

For the second week in a row, large numbers of teachers in Detroit Public Schools call in sick to protest facility conditions.

The Detroit Public Schools has gone to court to seek a temporary injunction to end a sickout by protesting teachers closed 88 schools in the city.

The Detroit Free Press reports that the district is seeking relief in the Michigan Court of Claims, The teacher sickout is meant to call attention to large class sizes, dilapidated buildings and other problems in the struggling Detroit school system.

District officials say they had no choice but to close most of its schools. A spokeswoman say 44,790 of Detroit's 46,325 students lost a day of instruction.

In addition to calling attention to the poor conditions of many schools, teachers also say they're concerned about stagnant wages, large class sizes and Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposal that would divide the district into two entities, one to pay off the district's debt, the other to educate children.

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