>However, what I had forgotten until just this morning is that triage is
>not only deciding who to treat and in what order, it is also deciding who
>dies. We, of course, don't consciously pick out students to "die," but
>the constraints on our time mean that some don't make it and that some
>go on without having gained sufficient control over college discourse.
Unfortunately, I sometimes find that those who need our help the most are
the ones who "die." Those least-equipped students, who should have access
to individual instruction, are sardined into our mass-comp courses and
wither and die in the margins.