Sen. Al Franken

By Al Franken, Amanda Bardonner and Geoff Dittberner One of us is a U.S. Senator who will soon face a crucial decision on keeping college affordable for students in Minnesota and across  the country. The other two are college students who are accumulating college loans to pay for our education, and who know there’s a [...]

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U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) recently pressed U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to create a level playing field for rural school districts in Minnesota and across the country competing for federal “Race to the Top” district-level education grants. Sen. Franken, in a letter to Duncan, urged the Department of Education to provide technical assistance to [...]

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By Sen. Al Franken— We just marked the end of 2011 – a year lots of people are more than happy to put behind them. There is no doubt that 2012 is going to be tough, but as we go forward I think there are reasons to be optimistic, especially in Minnesota. That’s why I’ve [...]

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