Schooled

Schooled

Book - 2008
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"You're making how much an hour"
"Two hundred dollars."
"Do you ride in on a pony" All she wants to do is teach. For Anna Taggert, an earnest Ivy League graduate, pursuing her passion as a teacher means engaging young hearts and minds. She longs to be in a place where she can be her best self, and give that best to her students. Turns out it isn't that easy. Landing a job at an elite private school in Manhattan, Anna finds her dreams of chalk boards and lesson plans replaced with board families, learning specialists, and benefit-planning mothers. Not to mention the grim realities of her small paycheck. And then comes the realization that the papers she grades are not the work of her students, but of their high-priced, college-educated tutors. After uncovering this underground economy where a teacher can make the same hourly rate as a Manhattan attorney, Anna herself is seduced by lucrative offers--one after another. Teacher by day, tutor by night, she starts to sample the good life her students enjoy: binges at Barneys, dinners at the Waverly Inn, and a new address on Madison Avenue. Until, that is, the truth sets in.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781401322878
Branch Call Number: LAK
Characteristics: xiv, 345 pages ; 22 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Sep 10, 2014

A young, idealistic and underpaid teacher at an elite Manhattan private school discovers she can make a fortune writing essays for students as a private tutor. This is a funny, biting tale of making a living and dealing with absurd people who have power over you. A great read for the beach or on the plane to New York.

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Kenaia
Jun 26, 2012

I loved this book! it was original even though it was a little predictable, and also a hilarious read. I laughed so much reading it!

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laugh
Sep 02, 2010

Entertaining 'expose' on the Manhattan private school system. Tends to get repetitive at times. A good, light read.

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