The Detroit Teachers’ Union filed a lawsuit Thursday against the district calling for repairing “deplorable” conditions and removing the state-appointed emergency manager, Darnell Earley. The union seeks an “appropriately funded capital plan” and wants the district returned to local control. Rolling teacher sickouts have forced the closing of dozens of schools some days. A judge twice denied the district’s requests for a temporary restraining order against the sickouts. Read more in the New York Times.