Script by Michael Gene Sullivan, Eugenie Chan
Music and Lyrics by Ira Marlowe
The San Francisco Mime Troupe does not just put on a show. They awaken their audiences to current situation of concern and make calls for action. The musical's title may refer to the changes some of the characters undergo. The title could also be a declaration of what school life becomes under Babbit's plan.
... the real intent is that we, the audience, walk away "schooled." This is not the normal happy ending we expect from musicals. The ending can be seen as a warning that the most unlikely outcome can in fact occur if we, the audience, don't get off our butts and do something to make sure that does not happen."
Eddie Reynolds, Talkin' Broadway