I totally agree. Moreover, the authorization of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) like Mathematica during exams would kick start initiatives like Computer-Based Maths of Conrad Wolfram. For example, this policy change has already happened in Victoria state, Australia. Does anybody know other places where CAS are officially allowed during exams?
As a graduate student myself, I do see some benefits and it depends on the course level in my opinion.
However, should the toolbox be limited to Mathematica or should it be left to the student to use the tool of their choice and comfort?
My concern is the advantage that such approach gives to some students over others depending on their ability to use a specific computational tool. On the other hand, such advantage is usually echoed in the job search process ...
Very interesting discussion !