I've written many papers in my education career. I never had them shared with others, even at the graduate level. This is truly a weasel excuse. To share papers violates the student's privacy.
You never had an oral report?
As part of our grade we had to post all our work on a class blackboard, this is like a class website. I posted my paper on the site to get a peer review of my work prior to submitting my final draft. My paper was removed by the teacher along with my comments to my classmates regarding the matter at hand. not only was he trying to censor my work but denied me access others were afforded.