Recognition vs. Merit Pay for Our
Best Teachers!

May, 2018
Why recognition programs are more
meaningful and accepted by excellent
teachers versus merit pay plans
is the theme of this book by author
Hans Andrews

Andrews points out, that research has found
merit  pay  plans to fail and be withdrawn
almost universally over the  past 30-35 years

His research also found
only  50 percent  of the secondary and elementary   
schools and less than 50 percent of the community  
colleges in the U.S. have instituted any type of  
recognition for their best teachers.

Board members, teachers and their unions,
administrators and parents will find this    
book  provides a major pathway to improving
teacher morale and student outcomes.
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Andrews has been a secondary school teacher, high
school counselor, Dean of Students, Dean of
Community Services and Adult Education Dean and
Community College President.  
Is there room for both 'recognition'
and 'merit - performance pay' plans?
While some countries, U.S., U.K., and  
Australia,  have been  moving into merit
and/or performance pay based upon improved
national or state  tests, there are many
other outstanding things that teacher and
others in the school systems do beyond
producing improved student testing
outcome scores.

In addition,
counselors, librarians, special
education teachers, physical education,  art,
technical and vocational educators,  
music teachers and numerous others         do
not necessarily fit the ‘merit –        
performance pay’ mold as they do not have
national or state tests for their students.   

One study of
23,500 K-12
teachers found
50 percent of
their schools
did not have
a teacher
awards or     

Thank you ~ I had
an intro look and
love your
Teachers are as
their students,
children simply
wishing for a kind
nod and recognition
for their hard and
high-quality work.
Bless you for
sharing. This is a
beautiful book for
development and

Dawn Ford, Alberta,

Praise Comments

"Your book is a valuable
resource of well documented
arguments and pedagogic
case studies for School
Boards and other relevant
oveerseeing bodies
concerned with the
improvement of our schools'

Dr. Georgios Piperopoulos
Visiting Professor, Newcastle
Business School,, Northumbria
University, Newcastle, UK
Home:  Greece
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"The ability to stand before   
25-30 children, captivate their  
attention and motivate their
desire to learn is a gift given to
a  select group of people.   

Watching the success and  
growth of their students
motivates these individuals,
known as 'our teachers'.

Recognition, as demonstrated
in  Dr. Andrews' research
provides an opportunity for
growth for all  teachers in a
cooperative setting."

James R. Glazier
Principal, Caledonia, High School
Michigan, USA  

"Properly structured   
recognition programs
greatly impact a
teacher's positive
self-concept and
The book contains
numerous case studies
and practical suggestions."

Dr. William Marzano  
Dean for Social Sciences,  
Education and World Religion,
Waubonsee Community College,

"The debate he  puts forward
is perennially valid and highly
relevant in the current
Australian education landscape.
A school’s employees, in this
case its teachers,
need to feel appreciated an
important to the school”

Stephen Thomson
MACE, review in
Professional Educator
College of Educators
Matilda Press .. 1-815-431-8934

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News about: Recognition vs. Merit Pay .. for our best teachers*   
This book looks in-depth at why 'recognition'  
best meets the
intrinsic needs of teachers and
workers in most other professions .

One award was   
the number
checked by
and faculty
leaders when
asked, "how
many awards
a year does
your K-12
school or college
award?" .