Last updated on: 6/12/2023 | Author: in the Media

Jonathan Schulman, a fourth-grade teacher and the debate team coach at Public School 110 the Monitor School in Brooklyn, cites ProCon as one of the “trusted websites” he provides for students “to provide evidence for both sides of the issue.”

Jonathan Schulman, “How Writing Prompts Can Motivate Students for Mock Debate,”, Nov. 3, 2022

“Which candidate do you support? Though some of the quizzes below were created when the field was much larger, answering their questions can still help you think through where you stand on key issues: … 2020 Presidential Election Candidate Quiz — Find Your Match!”

“For a side-by-side comparison of their [the candidates’] statements and stances on key issues, check out ProCon.”

Natalie Proulx and Katherine Schulten, “Election 2020: 11 Ways to Engage Students from Now until November,”, Oct. 13, 2020

“Want to find out more about the Electoral College — its origins and evolution, its advantages and disadvantages?… The Electoral College: Top 3 Pros and Cons | Britannica’s”

Jeremy Engle and Michael Gonchar, “Lesson of the Day: How Does the Electoral College Work and Why Does It Matter?,”, Nov. 3, 2020

“[F]or an even more comprehensive list of candidate statements on the issues, they can check out ProCon.”

Michael Gonchar, “Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016,”, Feb. 10, 2016

“The most comprehensive tool for researching the candidate’s stance on issues is the nonpartisan nonprofit The site provides quotations from Mr. Obama, Mr. Romney and the major third party candidates on more than 60 issues.”

“Great Free Web Sites for Teaching Election 2012,”, Sep. 5, 2012

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Kirsten Gillibrand, Ron Wyden, and Cory Booker cite ProCon’s “State-by-State Medical Marijuana Laws” in a letter to President Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra

July 6, 2022 letter,

The article cites the ProCon resource “States (and DC) that Allow Undocumented Immigrants to Obtain Driver’s Licenses.”

Harvard Law Review, “A.B. 1766, 2021-2022 Leg., Reg. Sess. (Cal. 2022) (enacted),”, May 2023

“New technologies like deepfakes and generative ai are already challenging our level of awareness and ability to trace things back to a source. Young people must be instilled with a foolproof barometer for truth as they navigate the challenging landscape of information, propaganda and content. Sites like are leading the charge of creating trusted sources for big topics”

Nate McClennen and Mason Pashia, “Citizenship Skills Support Durable Pathways,”, Feb. 23, 2023

“The consequences of living in our algorithm-enabled straightjackets are not trivial. Intellectually and socially, we are paying a price… There are also websites and apps that can help., for example, presents opposing arguments to controversial issues.”

Sydney Finkelstein, “Algorithms Are Making Us Small-Minded,”, Dec. 13, 2016 “is an absolutely ‘must have’ site in every teacher’s bookmark/favorites list.”

Risinger, C. Frederick, “Bubbles: How They Prevent Students from Seeing Different Perspectives on Historical Events and Social Issues,”, Mar./Apr. 2016

“If you don’t check out any other site in this column, check out”

C. Frederick Risinger, “What I Learned in New Orleans at NCSS, 2015,”, Jan. 2016

“With so much misleading, biased and inaccurate information in the news, is a welcome gold mine of objective content that promotes independence and critical thinking.”

Common Sense Education, “4 Thought-Provoking Tools for Persuasive and Argumentative Writing,, Nov. 17, 2015

The article features an interview with CEO Kamy Akhavan and explains that 36 percent of our readers changed their minds about an issue after using our website.

Gloria Goodale, “US Media Coverage of Gaza Is Deeply Flawed, Both Sides in Conflict Say,”, July 15, 2014

“Educators appreciate’s ability to develop critical thinking skills by presenting both sides of key social issues such as Obamacare, alternative energy, illegal immigration, gay marriage and more.”

Kassondra Granata, “Critical Thinking Web Site Presents Pros and Cons on Social Issues,”, May 22, 2014

“‘A lot of kids don’t have an opinion on topics,’ said John McCarthy, a social studies teacher in Batavia City School District in Genesee County. ‘gets the ball rolling to think about the issues. This is a website with facts. Hopefully they’ll remember it when they go to college.’”

Merri Rosenberg, “Website Helps Social Studies Classes Tackle Controversial Subjects,”, July 22, 2013

“ is a resource for the engaged citizen seeking out both sides of issues… Wikipedia, watch your back: is sneaking up on you. recently opened up an impressively presented section on the renewed gold standard debate.”

Ralph Benko, “The Great Gold Debate Continues, and It’s Serious,” Apr. 29, 2013

“, a nonprofit organization devoted to gathering reliable information to support both sides of controversial issues, gets in the game with Tablets vs. Textbooks, a newly launched ‘issue site’ that aims to promote ‘critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship’ by laying out reasoning for and against widespread tablet use in schools in a ‘straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.’”

Amy Wickner, “‘Critical Thinking’ Nonprofit Takes on the E-Textbooks Debate,”, Nov. 20, 2012

“If you don’t have a position on medical marijuana, fine. But check out’s exercise in rational exploration of the topic. It’s enlightening.”

Mary Forgione, “Rare Disease or Not, Colorado Teen Can’t Have Medical Pot at School, Not Even a Lozenge,” Feb. 10, 2011

“We all need to step out of our comfort zones. Visit websites like Allsides and which give the facts related to positions taken on important issues from the right, left and center of our political spectrum.”

Kimberly Barrett, “Never Stop Seeking, Speaking Truth,”, Jan. 5, 2017

“Your conversation might benefit from several resources: ProCon is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that relates all sides of more than 50 issues.”

Tom Tozer and Bill Black, “How to Talk to Teens about Politics,”, Mar. 2, 2016

“One option is, an online compendium of capsule arguments for and against everything from school uniforms to the minimum wage.”

Chris Berdik, “How Teachers Are Using Online Games and Other Tech Tools to Bridge the Partisan Divide,”, Apr. 19, 2017

“Every issue has two sides and at they offer the pros and cons to each. From politics to prostitution to the death penalty, the non-partisan nonprofit organization has invited experts to offer their unbiased, differing, opinions on controversial issues since 2004.”

Brett Zarda, “What Counts as Drug Use in Sports?,”, Jan. 7, 2009