A young Manhattan teacher falls in love with all the glitz that other people’s money can buy in this debut novel from Lakhani, a one-time teacher. Anisha Lakhani, Ex-Dalton Teacher, Spills the Beans in New Novel; ‘You Can’t Her first book, Schooled, out this week, was inspired by her. Welcome to Schooled, where even homework has a price. Ivy-League educated Anna Taggert believes that enriching the minds of America’s.

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And how much of my secret pleasure and overt disgust came from my having known the author and has been working in the school that this fiction is supposed to be based on? Want to Read saving….

I loved this book. Email required Address never made public. As someone who teaches English, and has taught in snooty private schools, and has often seen the ugly side of pleasing parents and their children and their principals which generally means pretending to teach but not working them too hard and all the while knowing that someone else is producing their work so as to guarantee A’s, I found this book to be almost laugh out loud relatable.

It was all zchooled one-dimensional. Our valedictorian went to Harvard, and we sent graduates to M I come from a suburban public school education from a community that sprouted from horse farms and apple orchards into a seven to seven thousand person residential development mostly for transplanted New Yorkers. I’m pretty sure I’ve read this before, but it was called something else.

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SCHOOLED by Anisha Lakhani | Kirkus Reviews

A must read for any teacher who has ever taught in a private school or who tutors both for me, probably why I loved it so much. I enjoyed the temptation to slack off as a teacher all the while suffering from realizing that no one is truly gaining. Now she is betraying all of our trust. Welcome to Schooled, where even homework has a price. Enticed by the prospect of earning more in an hour than she takes home in a day, Anna becomes a teacher by day and a tutor by night, joining the ranks of those who secretly do the homework of the children of affluence.


Private school was never a thought to my parents since I attended fairly new public schools.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Aug anishq, Sarah rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s witty, rings true, and is often downright funny. It’s an eye opener. As a teacher in Manhattan myself, I schoolfd aware th While the actual ‘story’ of this schkoled is packed with cliche, repetition, and redundance, Lakhani has chosen some very serious, honest, and accurate subject matter. Four stars out of five.

Jun 25, M rated it liked it. She had connections that would get her son into university just as long as he graduated. Turns out it isn’t that easy. She manages to recoup from this and echooled becomes a master teacher until parent complaints over student workload they demand less work stifle her creativity. Anna Review originally posted on Tsundokuholic. So, she’s given reminders from her bosses that she’s not to question the parents’ wishes.

Write what you know. This NY society scares the shit out of me, and this book was disappointing, because it was apparent that the author is not eloquent and imaginative enough to lie creatively write fiction creatively?

Click here to access the password we have on file for you. Schooled takes place during the first year in the working life of Anna Taggart, a seventh grade English teacher. More From Our Brands. We’d really appreciate it.


Teacher by day, tutor by night, she starts to sample the good life her students enjoy: The former Dalton English teacher knows the territory, and it is bleak. Schooled Anisha Lakhani Limited preview – I felt like this could have been a really solid story, but the characters fell flat, and when the MC cared more about her Dior hair band than her students, the plot really took a nosedive as well.

I couldn’t put this book down! Dec 08, Lindsay rated it did not like it Shelves: Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. Anna Taggert feels proud of herself having just graduated Columbia and immediately landing a teaching job at Langdon Hall School, an elite private school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

For Adblock Plus on Firefox: Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. The lakhqni lives on the Upper East Side with her husband, blocks from many of her former clients. It’s as if this fictional K school has but 50 students and they all go to the 7th grade and there are only half a dozen teachers who come into contact with the protagonist and the children.

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