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Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues
Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a 700-page report as part of the Paris Agreement on climate change stating that the world needs to enact substantial reductions in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 to avoid temperature increases above 1.5°C that could cause extreme heat, drought, floods, and poverty.

Are you concerned about #climatechange?
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Books, Articles, and Studies about Using Controversial Issues to Stimulate Critical Thinking: https://www.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=005861 #criticalthinking #quotes
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Top 3 Pros and Cons of Homework: Middle school students get 3.2 hours of homework a week per teacher on average, and a high school student with five teachers could have 17.5 hours of homework a week.

What do you think: Does homework have a positive impact on kids, or does it do more harm than good? #education #edchat #teachers
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The American Library Association (ALA) has tracked book challenges, which are attempts to remove or restrict materials, since 1990. Last year, the ALA recorded 354 reported book challenges in the United States, a 9.6% increase from the 323 reported challenges in 2016. In 2016, five of the top ten most challenged books were removed. #bannedbooksweek #education #edchat #debate
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An Aug. 23, 2018 study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found that the same Russian trolls, bots, and content polluters that influenced the 2016 US presidential election used Twitter to stoke both sides of the vaccines debate to promote "political discord” during the election.
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"If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own." - Henry Ford #debate #education #prosandcons
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Our four-week debate series, PRO/CON @ The Pier, can be viewed on our website, along with photos from the events and audience voting totals. See how people's opinions changed after being exposed to both sides of the issues.
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According to an Aug. 2018 study of 195 nations published in JAMA, "Global Mortality from Firearms, 1990-2016," the two countries with the highest 2016 firearm mortality rates were Brazil (43,200 deaths) and the United States (37,200 deaths), which together accounted for 32% of all global gun-related deaths that occurred outside of armed conflict. The study offers the first-ever assessment of firearm deaths worldwide, with the primary objective of comparing patterns in gun-related mortality to information about the availability of firearms.
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"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

-Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist
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Was the United States Justified in Its Policy of Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border? - Top 3 Pros and Cons
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