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I'm starting to think having Gossamer teach at Claremont was a bad idea; as conceived, the character has a tendency to avoid hero work, which is kind of a bad idea on a superhero site. There's now talk of starting a new team with Wesley, Arrowhawk and Gossamer as core members, which I also think would make a teaching gig a bad idea.

This may seem silly, but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to get Goss out of Claremont; she's a natural academic, after all. Would anyone have an idea for a thread that could help with this character transition? I'd really like her to be more active.

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Take a position as a research chemist at ASTRO Labs (or ArcheTech)? Easier to make a Peter Parker-esque jaunt off that than from teaching, I'd think.

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Sleep with a student? :D

Seriously though I think she could just have quit over the winter break, maybe teaching wasn't her cup of tea, ill behaved students with super powers can be taxing for a first time teacher I'm sure ;)

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Teaching isn't for everyone, very true. 50% (it's close to that, think 45 actually, but anyway) of ALL teachers quit within their first 5 years. (That's a true stat btw.) I knew a guy who did a 2 year degree and then quit after the first month of a full time job. He simply couldn't handle it and hadn't been exposed previously (a mistake on his part). Just not for everyone. ;)

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Yeah, quietly quitting and going back to ASTRO Labs makes the most sense; maybe I can stat up some of the characters who appeared in this thread and work on developing things there. It is not hard to imagine a chemist who's used to working with non-powered college students having a rough time at Claremont.

Thanks, guys! :D

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Teaching isn't for everyone, very true. 50% (it's close to that, think 45 actually, but anyway) of ALL teachers quit within their first 5 years. (That's a true stat btw.) I knew a guy who did a 2 year degree and then quit after the first month of a full time job. He simply couldn't handle it and hadn't been exposed previously (a mistake on his part). Just not for everyone. ;)

True fax. I have 3 different friends who all got Masters degrees and started teaching highschool. Every last one of them was back in college studying for a different career within 2 years at the most.

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I might make passing mention of it in a thread, but yeah, won't waste the elctronic ink on a thread just for that purpose.

In a lot of ways, I think teaching is a calling, not unlike the priesthood.

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