Doctor of Philosophy
Education, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Date of Defense
Dr. Matthew Davis, Ph.D.
Dr. Thomasina F. Hassler, Ph.D.
Dr. Carl Hoagland, Ph.D.
Dr. Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D.
This study explores the closing of Wellston School District as an act of contempt and oppression. This study looks at the history of the Wellston community and also examines many micro-aggressive acts of oppression. Also, examined and discussed will be the impact of economic disenfranchisement, demographic change, historical memory, and school funding and accountability. This study uncovered a counter-narrative that helps to usurp the prevailing master narrative and rhetoric surrounding the closing and subsequent merger of the Wellston School District with the Normandy School District.
This historical analysis will rely heavily upon the use of CRT to undergird the conceptual analysis while looking through the lens of history with objective eyes to uncover the real reason the state of Missouri closed the Wellston School District.
Higgins, Eric, "Anti-Black School Policy Making: A Critical Policy Analysis of the Wellston/Normandy Merger" (2018). Dissertations. 764.