ProCon.org

Rating: 4.77 stars   117 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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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

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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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.

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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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A little

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2015

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3 people found this review helpful

I am an online student and I used this organization's website for a reference on a paper I wrote regarding illegal immigration. Their site provides some excellent information and I was able to successfully integrate what I learned from the research I conducted about illegal immigration into my written submission.

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1 person found this review helpful

What I like about ProCon is the knowledge and level of expertise the pro and con sources that are used for these difficult and controversial issues. By using opinions of people who are truly educated to the subject at hand, I get a deep,educated group supporting two opposing yet informational examples I get to learn what the real issues I am inevitably and impressed by some surprising yet logical reasons those who are truly informed offer. Giving equal say to those who have the ability to clearly define their position not only informs the reader, but educates the user to the correct information. Contrasting both Sides really adds the benefit of the student to weigh and measure, exercise their own cognitive reasoning, which is such an important basic skill in life.
Comments, to online articles are not a comparative to ProCon, but the formula is always the same; mistaking your opinion as fact, and the communication break down because without proper knowledge
and correct information , resorting to name calling rage. There are no options when you are not an uniformed citizen , and our form government and country depend on web sites such as ProCon, I believe this site and responsible sites similar is not fora few university or high school students but a necessity for our country and our future. It's not the constitution, the federalist papers Magna Carta,but during a time of civic decay and hostility, this is a great service to a nation state and I write this piece, because it should be recognized as such


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Not sure yet. But we can always do better

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Some

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2013

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In a time when impartial, balanced views are no longer a consistent standard of journalism, ProCon.org is the exception. Many of us remember a time when debate was a civil engagement of multiple views, facts, and perspectives. Today, elected officials and legislative bodies no longer use the standards of real debate. This non-profit organization, as a resource, gives clear views which are balanced, with sources verified, and links for the viewer to read the presented viewpoint in depth. I don't have to filter through "talking points" or "focus group" strategies for marketing a viewpoint. The neutrality of the ProCon.org allows the reader to increase understanding of the current state of knowledge, research, and point of view, regarding a wide range of contemporary topics. It is by far the best resource for educators to encourage students to engage critical thinking and recognize the benefit of traditional debate standards and to respect counter viewpoints.

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

Increase awareness of it and promote their staff to be used as moderators for future political debates on television.

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A lot

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love procon.org for advocating deeper thinking. I've used their sources for several college and high school papers.

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A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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