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Al Franken

Al Franken's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Education

Full Name: Al Franken
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Jr, Democratic/Farmer/Labor
First Elected: 11/04/2008
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic/Farmer/Labor for U.S. Senate
Primary Aug. 12, 2014

Education

2014 Population Connection - Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 100%
2013-2014 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 0%
2013 American Library Association - Positions 25%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2013 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 American Library Association - Positions 13%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2012 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011-2012 American Association of University Women - Positions 90
2011-2012 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 20%
2011-2012 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011-2012 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 20%
2011 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2011 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 30%
2011 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2011 National Education Association - Positions 100%
2010 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2010 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 0%
2010 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) - Positions 100%
2009-2010 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2009-2010 National Association for College Admission Counseling - Positions 100%
2009-2010 The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association - Positions 25%
2009 American Association of University Women - Positions 100%
2009 American Library Association - Positions 0%
2009 American Security Council Foundation - Positions 25%

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Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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