‘Too much homework?' the subject of MC's annual Education Forum

October 22, 2003
David Rasnake, Communications Assistant

A recent Brookings Institution study suggests that students are not overburdened with homework. But do the experiences of local educators, parents and students confirm these findings? “Are teachers assigning too much homework?” is the question up for debate at Maryville College’s annual Education Forum.

Organized by the College’s Division of Education and sponsored by the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society, this year’s Education Forum features a panel of College alumni teachers, many drawn from local school districts. Parents, students, educators and others are encouraged to attend the event and voice their opinions about this controversial issue.

WHO: A panel of more than 15 MC alumni educators currently teaching in the three Blount County school districts

WHAT: The College’s annual Education Forum, sponsored by Omicron Delta Kappa

WHEN: The forum begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25

WHERE: Bartlett Hall (Room 103) on the College campus

WHY: This year’s forum centers on the question, “Are teachers assigning too much homework?” The Education Forum is designed to provide an opportunity for educators, parents and students to weigh in on this question that has received significant national attention recently.

CONTACT: Dr. Terry Simpson, chair of the Maryville College Division of Education, at 865.981.8106 or by email, terry.simpson@maryvillecollege.edu


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.