Mark Paige is a professor at UMASS - Dartmouth. He researches legal issues in education and their educational policy dimensions, focusing In particular on how the law relates to teacher evaluation, collective bargaining, public school finance, as well as special education law. He received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has practiced school law for several years and has published widely in the field, including several articles in law review journals. Prior to his career in academia, he was a public school teacher.