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Mark Paige, PhD

Associate Professor

Public Policy

508-910-9037

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128 Chase Road, Dartmouth 110

Education

2011University of Wisconsin-MadisonPhD
2007University of Wisconsin-MadisonJD
1997Tufts UniversityBA

Teaching

  • Education law
  • School finance
  • Special education law

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Comprehensive review of legal issues impacting public education in the United States. Attention is given to role of law as an agent of in shaping educational policy and practice in the United States. Topics include constitutional issues as they relate to rights of students, teachers, and parents. The course also assesses various state sources of law (statutes and state court decisions, and regulations) that impact public education. Students gain an understanding of how key concepts in educational policy have been addressed through the law.
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A policy-related internship tailored to each students' career preferences or academic interests. The selection of an internship venue will occur in consultation with the student's MPP advisor and with the approval of the MPP Internship Coordinator. The Internship venue is usually selected from a pre-approved list of local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses. Note: The field work component of the internship (2 credits) is waived if an individual has at least two years substantial and relevant work experience in a policy making or public management position, although students must still enroll in the academic course component (one credit) of the internship to graduate.
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A policy-related internship tailored to each students' career preferences or academic interests. The selection of an internship venue will occur in consultation with the student's MPP advisor and with the approval of the MPP Internship Coordinator. The Internship venue is usually selected from a pre-approved list of local, state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations and private sector businesses. Note: The field work component of the internship (2 credits) is waived if an individual has at least two years substantial and relevant work experience in a policy making or public management position, although students must still enroll in the academic course component (one credit) of the internship to graduate.
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Overview of how education is financed in the United States and the national, state, and local strategies used to support education. Students will engage in an analysis of the complexity and magnitude of education as an important resource in the public sector. This course will expose students to a critical understanding of how the American economy provides funding for public education, how funds are administered, and trends toward more efficient utilization of resources.
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Research

Research Interests

  • Education Law
  • Education Policy
  • Labor Relations

Select publications

  • Paige, Mark A. (2011).
    "Book Review: Freedom of Choice: Vouchers in American Education"
    Teachers College Record
  • Paige, Mark A. (2011).
    "Commentary: Teacher Evaluation Reform: Finding the Forest Through the Trees"
    Teachers College Record
  • Paige, Mark A. (2011).
    "Book Review: Courts & Kids."
    American Journal of Education, 117 (4), 603-606.
  • DeMitchell, Todd F. & Paige, Mark A. (2010).
    “School Uniform: Symbols or Substance? A Law and Policy Analysis.”
    Education Law Reporter, 250(3), 846-1169.
  • Paige, Mark A. (2009).
    Commentary: “The Case for School Law in Teacher Preparation Programs.”
    Teachers College Record

Mark Paige researches legal issues in education and their educational policy dimensions. In particular, he focuses on the law relates to teacher evaluation, collective bargaining, public school finance, as well as special education law.

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