While we're on the topic of getting rid of tags, I would like to bring this up as a first step towards making a new closure policy.
This has actually been discussed before. See: (1) Should we have a homework tag? (2) Should we stop using the homework tag? Apparently, at the time, it was thought to be helpful, despite an SE employee explicitly warning against the use of a meta tag. Fast forward four years, and this tag has proliferated (2,797 uses: a whopping 13.6% of questions, as of the time of writing).
My question is simple: Do we really need the homework tag?
If you have read some of my ramblings on the homework policy before, you will know where I stand on this. There are multiple reasons why I really dislike this tag. However, this post isn't meant to be another of my rants. Instead, I'd like to hear from the other side - if you have a good reason why we should have the homework tag, or if you think there is a purpose it serves that cannot be accomplished via other means, please do share it in an answer.