ProCon.org in the Media





"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. Procon.org, for example, presents opposing arguments to controversial issues."


(Algorithms Are Making Us Small-Minded, Dec. 13, 2016)



"[F]or an even more comprehensive list of candidate statements on the issues, they can check out ProCon."
(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 ProCon.org. 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)


"[ProCon.org] is an absolutely 'must have' site in every teacher's bookmark/favorites list."

(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 this one [ProCon.org]."

(What I Learned in New Orleans at NCSS, 2015, Jan. 2016)



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

(4 Thought-Provoking Tools for Persuasive and Argumentative Writing, Nov. 17, 2015)


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

(US Media Coverage of Gaza Is Deeply Flawed, Both Sides in Conflict Say, July 15, 2014)



"Educators appreciate ProCon.org'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."

(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. ProCon.org '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.'"

(Website Helps Social Studies Classes Tackle Controversial Subjects, July 22, 2013)



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

(The Great Gold Debate Continues, and It's Serious, Apr. 29, 2013)


"ProCon.org, 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.'"

('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 ProCon.org's exercise in rational exploration of the topic. It's enlightening."

(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 ProCon.org which give the facts related to positions taken on important issues from the right, left and center of our political spectrum."
(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."
(How to Talk to Teens about Politics, Mar. 21, 2016)


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

(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 ProCon.org 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."

(What Counts as Drug Use in Sports?, Jan. 7, 2009)