PROS AND CONS OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES 12-Feb-2019
Founded on July 12, 2004, ProCon.org is the country’s leading source for pro, con, and related research on controversial issues. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, ProCon.org uses professional researchers and rigorous editorial standards to explore more than 70 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Understanding issues using this structured methodology helps to improve academic performance, increase civic engagement, strengthen personal resiliency, bridge political divides, and stimulate critical thinking – the #1 skill sought by employers and educators.
The mission statement at ProCon.org is: “Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format.”
The award-winning ProCon.org website serves more than 20 million people each year, including students and teachers in more than 11,000 schools in all 50 states and 90 foreign countries. Additionally, 37 US state governments, 17 US state departments of education, 31 foreign governments, 25 US federal agencies, and thousands of media articles have cited ProCon.org.
For the 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential elections, the voter information guides at ProCon.org attracted millions of readers. The New York Times(“Great Free Websites for Teaching Election 2012,” Sep. 5, 2012) hailed the ProCon.org election site as: “The most comprehensive teaching tool for researching the candidate’s stance on issues.”
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