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             MEDIA RELEASE            
September, 2017
             
Recognition vs. Merit Pay
 For Our Best Teachers
     

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merit  pay  plans to fail and be withdrawn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 universall
y over the  past 25-30 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
Instruction,
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     
recognition
program.

45 percent
of the community
colleges
reported not  
having a
teacher
recognition
program.

Praise Comments

 "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
 self-esteem.
The book contains
numerous case studies
and practical suggestions."
 
Dr. William Marzano
 
Dean for Social Sciences,  
Education and World Religion,
Waubonsee Community College,
     IL,
USA      

"The debate he
(Hans Andrews) 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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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
most
administrators
and faculty
leaders when
asked, "how
many awards
a year does
your K-12
school or college
award?" .