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The and tags looks like they're currently being used in two ways:

  1. Used similarly to the tag to indicate that a question came up in the context of a university or college assignment. In this case it's a meta tag and it should either be removed or changed to which is one of the few exceptions to the "no meta tags" rule.

  2. Used on questions that are off-topic, e.g. asking for educational advice.

There's also the tag, which looks similar to the tag which was burninated and blacklisted a while ago.

How does Trogdor feel about these tags?

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Please don't vote to migrate questions with these tags to Programmers. It's highly likely they'll be off topic there too. –  ChrisF Dec 3 '11 at 21:55
I'd just add them to the synonyms of [homework]. –  BalusC Dec 4 '11 at 4:39
Status: Burninated –  Ben Brocka Jan 14 '13 at 14:34

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I'm all for seeing these tags burn. I don't see how they are be any more useful than . It doesn't matter if it's high school level or college level; is .

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+1; Especially because there is no standard curriculum for pre-college programming, and universities and colleges are identical wrt programming. –  Merlyn Morgan-Graham Dec 4 '11 at 6:19

I would leave a tag which explains that the question is education-related, it might be useful in some way.

For education advices (both undergraduate school and academia) there are:

  1. Academia
  2. Teachers & students @ School
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