Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers, during the convention on Sunday. Obama spoke to the second largest teachers union via satellite in which he promised to fix "the broken promises," of the no child left behind law. He said that the law had done little besides label schools and students as failures.
Senator Hillary Clinton appeared at the AFT convention on Saturday to rally support for Obama. The AFT who had supported Clinton's presidential campaign endorsed Obama on Sunday by an enormous margin. The National Education Association which is the largest teachers union, has already endorsed Obama.