I don't know how tongue-in-cheek this post was, but it will come as no surprise to most regular posters that I strongly champion this position.
Nursing students routinely come here and just as routinely receive detailed homework answers. That's the black & white of it. They are given answers, often in great detail, to their homework quesitons. For my assertive stand against this practice, I have been accused of being 'old-fashioned' and "not current on how today's students learn."
I will beg to say that using the internet for homework is not the same as asking for and receiving homework answers carte blanche. For every student who posts here "HELP!!! ANSWERS NEEDED!!!," there may very well be 100 others who are quietly Googling their way through their homework. While I don't imagine for a minute that every single nursing student who graduates from an accredited school of nursing has "cheated" by asking Allnurses.com for answers, it does dismay me (on a global level) that:
(a) Students feel the need to ask for (and trust) homework answers from virtual strangers on the internet; and
(b) Nurses feel the need to feed homework answer to students because....well who knows? It makes them feel powerful and all-knowing? God only knows, but it happens. All the time.
Do I feel this that issue could lead to a setback in the education of our country's nurses? Absolutely!