Advocacy Toolkit

The Alliance’s Advocacy Toolkit is your go-to resource to help build demand for Decision Education and drive lasting change. Our Advocacy Toolkit provides different resources for getting involved and using your voice to support our mission. Join us in amplifying the incredible impact Decision Education has on our students, communities, and society. We are always adding new resources to our toolkit, so make sure to check back often!


Talking Points

  • The Alliance for Decision Education is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission of improving lives by empowering students with essential skills and dispositions for making better decisions.
  • There is an urgent need for students to develop decision-making skills, as students face numerous decisions daily in our complex world, and new technologies constantly reshape our lives and work.
  • Industries like healthcare, technology, and finance seek employees with strong decision-making skills.
  • K-12 students and educators do not have access to resources to effectively build decision-making skills.
  • The Alliance is committed to integrating Decision Education throughout K-12 education and does that through field building—developing various program prototypes for teaching students, supporting research, building community, and promoting state and district policies.
  • The Alliance aims to bring Decision Education into every classroom nationwide so that students will:
    • Develop practical and developmentally appropriate tools to navigate an increasingly complex world
    • Become engaged citizens, make informed decisions, and drive positive change within their communities while growing as individuals
  • The Alliance is building a field for Decision Education, similar to other transformative educational movements, such as STEM and computer science.
  • The Alliance engages state and district leaders to develop and implement policies that support the integration of Decision Education throughout the K-12 learning experience.
  • Decision Education is the teaching and learning of better decision-making.
  • Through Decision Education, students learn how to think probabilistically, recognize and resist cognitive biases, use a decision framework, and practice rationality, open-mindedness, self-awareness, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Our life outcomes are a result of a combination of chance and the quality of our decisions. Though we can’t control chance, we can teach students how to make better decisions. Decision science, a field that has developed over 60 years, demonstrates that we can get better at making decisions through learning and practice.
  • Decision Education brings these lessons into the classroom. It empowers students to develop skills and dispositions that help them determine for themselves what they value, what is true, and what to do.
  • Young people are empowered when they understand decision-making processes and gain agency when they use decisions to guide their own lives.
  • Educators, families, students, funders, academic and business leaders, researchers, policymakers, and more.
  • We need to gather leadership and grassroots support—”frontline volunteers” who are actively advocating for Decision Education, raising public awareness and support for the movement through their personal and professional networks.
  • What you might participate in:
    • Social media/letter writing campaigns
    • Coordinated days of action
    • Promoting the implementation of DE standards with local and state leaders

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