The wiki there states that homework questions
are welcome as long as they are asked honestly, explain the problem, and show sufficient effort
. I think this technical requirement is what @IsaacMoses was getting at in his comment to the poster of the Jews in France question by asking for clarification, paring down, and demonstration of "taking it as far as possible independently" first. But aside from that concern I know that there are those on SO who look upon all homework questions with disdain (as echoed in item #3 here).
Should we consider the possibility of treating homework questions differently from regular ones and tagging them as such?