Recognition vs. Merit Pay for Our
Why recognition programs are more
meaningful and accepted by excellent
teachers versus merit pay plans
is the theme of this book by author
Andrews points out, that research has found
merit pay plans to fail and be withdrawn
almost universally over the past 35-40 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. had
instituted any type of recognition for their
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.
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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
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
50 percent of
did not have
"Thank you ~ I had an
intro look and love your
philosophy. 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
Dawn Ford, Alberta, Canada
"Your book is a valuable
resource of well documented
arguments and pedagogic
case studies for School
Boards and other relevant
concerned with the
improvement of our schools'
Dr. Georgios Piperopoulos
Visiting Professor, Newcastle
Business School,, Northumbria
University, Newcastle, UK
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"The ability to stand before
25-30 children, captivate
their attention and motivate
their desire to learn is a gift
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
James R. Glazier
Principal, Caledonia, High School
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greatly impact a
The book contains
numerous case studies
and practical suggestions."
Dr. William Marzano
Dean for Social Sciences,
Education and World Religion,
Waubonsee Community College,
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"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 and
important to the school”
MACE, review in
College of Educators
|This book looks in-depth at why
'recognition' best meets the intrinsic
needs of teachers and workers in most
It also documents how MERIT PAY has
failed almost everywhere it has been
tried in the past 35-40 years!
One award was
a year does
school or college