An anonymous reader writes: In the BBC article http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7130325.stm
"Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said teachers who refuse students access to the site are 'bad educators'." and
"He said he now thinks that students should be able to cite the online encyclopedia in their work."
which is ironic because rejecting Wikipedia as a valid source is his idea
"In 2005, at the height of the controversy over the site's accuracy, Mr Wales told the BBC that students who copied information from Wikipedia 'deserved to get an F grade', and that the site should really be used as a 'stepping stone' to more authoritative information."