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ProCon.org

Rating: 4.77 stars   117 reviews 7,835

Nonprofit Issues:

Education

Address:

233 Wilshire Blvd Ste 200 Santa Monica CA 90401 USA

Mission:

"Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan primarily pro-con format."

Results:

We had 20.2 million unique visitors in 2014 (80+ million since we started). We have provided free educational resources to over 6,000 schools in all 50 states (and more than 70 countries), and helped 1,500+ media entities, 20+ foreign governments, and 30+ state governments with our nonpartisan research. Our 2013 reader survey showed that 36.7% of readers changed their "perceptions, feelings, or opinions on an issueā€¯ based on what they learned at ProCon.org. 74.1% reported that ProCon.org helped them to "think more critically, make better judgments on the subject matter, or see issues in a new light."

Target demographics:

As many people, including students and seniors, as we can reach

Direct beneficiaries per year:

20.2 million readers. For every one dollar spent at ProCon.org, over 28 people get a free education on our website.

Geographic areas served:

Everywhere people have access to the Internet

Programs:

The pros and cons of 50+ issues at www.procon.org. You get nonpartisan content, free of charge, fully sourced, transparent, and with no agenda other than to promote critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship.

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Reviews for ProCon.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I teach Applied Ethics at a state college in FL. The course curriculum includes many of the current, controversial issues addressed by ProCon.org. I frequently use ProCon.org in classroom presentations and recommend it to students doing research on a particular issue. ProCon.org is an excellent resource for education, a useful alternative to corporate-owned media, and the kind of public service essential for the survival of democracy in the age of global Internet.--Carmine Bell

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Their only agenda: informing you without an agenda

 
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1 person found this review helpful

So good to know what the different sides are proposing about several important issues of society.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Anyone wishing to really know what the positions of both sides are behind any controversial issue should keep this site in their favorites list and use it often, as I do. Think for yourself. Don't listen to others, your friend, neighbor, hair dresser or even your clergy. Educate yourself. Look at both sides here and make up your own mind! If you want to make the world a better place, start here and pass it on! It's hard to hate when you educate!!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Amazing website! Helped me so much with school! Thanks!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

ProCon.org comments on many things and provides well researched well documented information. My main use of ProCon is for truth in the political arena. They do not have any agenda and the facts they provide are actual fact.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

With all the bias lurking within education and the news media these days, it's refreshing and inspiring to find an outlet that presents different sides of a topic in a clear nonpartisan manner.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I use this site regularly, when linking current events to concepts in our curriculum. Rarely do adult students express that the content is biased. Alternatively, other resources are seen as "liberal" by conservatives and "conservative" by liberals. ;o

 
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3 people found this review helpful

In my classroom we use the Problem Based Learning (PBL) model to organize learning activities. The Arizona State Educational Technology Standards include "Research and Information Literacy," "Critical Thinking," and "Problem Solving and Decision Making."
The use of ProCon then is obvious. What i like best is that my students are IMMEDIATELY thinking about the chosen issue from two different approaches, and consequently moves them more quickly into creative and constructive thinking about their chosen topic.
Pro/Con is a precious resource for me, and my students.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

i used this to write an essay about why the USA should have National Helathcare. it helped me get tons of facts and study results to strengthen my argument. thanks for making a great site for students to use! my teacher even recommended it, too, for my classmates and us to use.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure the people cooperate with those that don't want emails sent to them. HINT HINT DO NOT SEND ME EMAILS ANYMORE OR I WILL LOWER YOUR RATING AND MY REVIEW!!!!!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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