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Beauty School Dropout (Grease the Musical)

by Matthew Rousu

"Beauty School Dropout" serves as an excellent starting point when discussing the labor economics concepts of human capital, returns on education, and even licensed professions. Within the lyrics, the Teen Angel suggests that Frenchy goes back to high school since she has no chance of achieving a beauty school diploma. The Teen Angel ultimately has Frenchy's future financial success in mind - if Frenchy accepted the Teen Angel's advice and returned to high school, she would be better off monetarily in the long run as high school graduates earn much more annually than high school dropouts.

Beauty School Dropout (Grease the Musical)

In "Beauty School Dropout", Frenchy is seeking advice after recently failing all of her classes and dropping out of beauty school. The heavenly Teen Angel accompanied by back-up singing angels visit Frenchy to provide her some life advice.

from Grease the Musical (1971)
Creator: Jim Jacobs, Warren Casey, and John Farrar
Posted by Matthew Rousu
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