About The Alliance

Ensuring that Decision Education is part of every student’s learning experience.

Our mission is to improve lives by empowering students with essential skills and dispositions for making better decisions.

We want children to value their decisions, learn and practice the skills of judgment and decision-making, and grow their agency so that they can pursue their best possible lives.

Joseph E. Sweeney, Ed. D.
Alliance Executive Director

Who we are

The Alliance for Decision Education is a nonprofit organization leading the growing call to have Decision Education taught in schools across the country by 2030. We are grounded in the understanding that better decisions lead to better lives and a better society. Our mission is to improve lives by empowering students with essential skills and dispositions for making better decisions. Instead of hoping students make good decisions, we want to teach them how.

Why this is so important

The decisions we make shape our lives—our outcomes—and those of the people and organizations around us.

There is not a more important set of skills that we can teach today’s youth than how to approach decision-making, including clarifying their values and goals, thinking probabilistically, recognizing and resisting cognitive biases, and taking actions that are consistent with their desired outcomes.

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