As we know, the homework tag was regarded to be obsolete and was on its way to be removed from questions. I had been editing a fair amount of them into shape and flagged some for deletion when appropriate. The number of them slowly but steadily dropped down over time. Then I noticed that all of a sudden the tag was gone. An update and lock on the canonical post reveals that the tag has been removed completely.
Given the lock I can't ask for an explanation there, but I would like to know what the motivation was for killing the tag like that. Having it around after all did provide us with a nice collection of posts that might require some additional attention. And though it did attract new questions with that particular tag, those were so few (from what I saw) that those were easily dealt with.
So even though I certainly won't miss that tag (good riddance), why was it nuked?