Recommends ProCon.org: "The web-based resource www.procon.org... is also an excellent tool for research. This site provides plenty of text- and visual-based questions that students can use to research a given topic and develop a written argument. Not only are the students developing research skills; they are using their skills in argumentation writing to express what they know and understand."
Cites information from Alternative Energy ProCon.org and recommends all ProCon.org sites. The author listed ProCon.org as one of three "excellent sites for argumentation that English and social studies teachers might find particularly useful."
Cites information from Felon Voting ProCon.org. The author writes, "ProCon.org claims about 5.2 million felons are "disenfranchised." Only current prisoners have no recurse about 1.4 million. They exaggerate the problem for unclear reasons.
[Editor's Note: As of 2010, an estimated 5.85 million people with a felony conviction are barred from voting in election, including felons no longer in prison. Our chart on state felon disenfranchisement totals has more details.]
Recommends ProCon.org: "Whether students are interested in video games and violence, standardized testing in school, or vegetarianism, they are likely to find an interesting debate on ProCon.org that models civil discourse and the correct use of evidence."