--Town & Country
"Schooled isn't only a novel: It is a piece of sociology."
--Wall Street Journal
"You won't be able to put it down."
Welcome to Schooled, where even homework has a price.
Ivy-League educated Anna Taggert believes that enriching the minds of America's youth is the greatest gift, and...more
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Among my classmates who stayed in town from kindergarten through the 12th grade were some of the smartest people I know to this day. Our valedictorian went to Harvard, and we sent graduates to M ...more
This is a solid book with a solid story, but absolutely no depth. There's nothing really specific I can pick out about what I disliked (except every interaction Anna had with her parents. I was supposed to believe she was a graduate from Columbia, but when she was with her parents it was like she was thrown back into middle school-complete with a melodramatic running away from home sc ...more
First, I wa ...more
I recommend this book to anyone, especially teachers, who I think would really relate to this book.
The story follows Anna Taggert's first year of teaching private middle school children and the shock of discovery about rich kids and the tutors who write their homework assignments for them. An enthusiastic new Ivy Leag ...more
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 wor ...more
First of all, she lives in what she considers poverty. Then the administration comes down hard on her when she starts teaching “real” lessons, saying that she’ ...more
She goes to work at a very prestigious Upper East Side school. She learns very quickly that any time she asks the students to do any real work at ...more
Unfortunately Anna's character arch is extremely ...more
This may never win the Booker, but for a former teacher of English, it was full of lovely reasons to celebrate the word "former".
Unless you're really keen on books about teachers, high school, or really rich people - probably best skipped.
Schooled by Anisha Lakhani is based on the author’s time as a teacher and tutor at NYC’s The Dalton School. 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. Anna’s pride starkly contrasts with her parents’ disappointment in her decision to “waste” her Ivy League education to get paid “less than a garbage man”. Anna ...more
These boarding school / prep school type stories are typically a pretty clear hit or miss with me. This one was strangely (and maybe frustratingly) a little down the middle. The potential for a pretty entertaining story was totally there, but in the end it fell just short of badassery when it came to the main character, Anna Taggert. Taggert comes from a well-off family but yearns to have something of substance to her life, something beyond materialistic status symbols. She accepts a job teachin ...more
For those of us who are teachers, we are too late! The “Nanny Diaries” of education we have always wanted to pen, has been written. Anisha Lakhani’s Schooled is the story of Anna Taggert and her experiences with the world of education from the teacher’s side of the desk…. well, at least if the desk is in privileged Manhattan private schools. Anna, who comes from a grounded family of well educated parents who are pleased she is graduating from Columbia, are ...more