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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As a teacher in Manhattan myself, I am aware th While the actual ‘story’ of this book is packed with cliche, repetition, and redundance, Lakhani has chosen some very serious, honest, and accurate subject matter.

The writing was also nice. This story first appeared in the July 31, issue of WWD. For Anna Taggert, an earnest Ivy League graduate, pursuing her passion as a teacher means engaging young hearts and minds. Parts of this site are only available to paying PW subscribers. You are commenting using your Twitter account. So I thought, what an amazing opportunity to educate all of us.

Any real teacher would take those three hours to prep!!!!! I have to rank this book right along with Spinelli’s Stargirl. Sue It was profane and ugly, but probably the truth as this woman writes about it.

Whatever happened to the vow lakhsni “genteel poverty” lol? So while it is a light and rather poorly written read and she’s an English teacher who became chair!

Schooled by Anisha Lakhani

She soon acquires lakhzni whole new schedule full of students from other private schools after finding out that she could make more in one hour of tutoring than she does in one day of teaching. Teachers already get a bad rap without this asshat trying so hard to prove it.


We only get to know a few characters, and they are one-sided. For Adblock Plus on Firefox: She longs to be in a place where she can be her best self, and give that best to her students. So read on, those of you who are curious to know my opinions about the book, with caution and many grains of salt! Nov 04, Christine Fay rated it liked it. But I had problems with the content, the pacing of the book, and most of all, the protagonist.

Books by Anisha Lakhani and Complete Book Reviews

And at least one teacher secretly tutors students from other private schools on the side. Upon entering the private school world of overpaid tutors, Anna briefly becomes disillusioned with why she became a teacher in the first place. As a teacher I enjoy looking into the lives of other teachers and I wish more teachers and former teachers would write fictionally about their experiences.

There’s nothing really specific I can pick out about what I disliked except dchooled interaction Anna had with her parents. I was ready to quit reading after I got to the parts about her starting …more It was profane and ugly, but probably the truth as this woman writes about it.

Write what you know. She feels that she can’t inspire the kids to learn with their parents constantly questioning her motives.

Schooled – Anisha Lakhani – Google Books

When a very lucrative deal is offered to her of tutoring, she has to consider. To read our full stories, please turn off your ad blocker. Notify me of new posts via email. All in all this really captured the many mixed emotions of teaching and how hard work really does pay, if not in actual dollars or in popularity. She would absolutly lie through her teeth and betray every student she has tutored if she thought it oakhani earn her a buck or a lakhai of fame.


Landing a jo “You’re making how much an hour” “Two hundred dollars.

May 20, Emma bookish. Stay ahead with Tip Sheet! Review originally posted on Tsundokuholic. I would recommend this book in between heavier books or series because this one was really easy to read.

Going lakhano this novel, I expected a Gossip Girl type story, but from a private school teacher’s point of view. This may never win the Booker, but for a former teacher of English, it was full of lovely reasons to celebrate the word “former”. Notify me of new comments via email. What a disgrace to the profession.

I was totally sucked in and could not believe what the characters went through just to get a buck. Anna was no better than the characters she looked down on in that world. Does that explain it?