"I don't want to hear whining, you slackers! I don't want to hear about your tummy aches. I expect you to get your reading assignments done on time. There will be a pop quiz before every committee vote!"
Those were the strong words from the career Bluejacket High School educator, Sen. Micheal Bergstrom. He vowed to take disciplinary action on any fellow Senate member who fails three pop quizes on bills brought before committees for a vote. Bergstrom was just elected as a new senator in the Oklahoma legislature.
The collective guilt in the Republican Caucus meeting brought the room to a hush. Sen. David Holt was already busy on his smartphone searching for cliff notes on Amazon.com.
Education Chairman, Gary Stanislawski, asked if the quizzes would be graded on a curve. "I know I can pass if James Leewright's score gets factored in.", he added
Sen. Nathan Dahm then sheepishly raised his hand, and asked; "Uh... Can these be open book tests?"
Bergstrom took to the floor of the privately convened senate caucus, this past week. His campaign pledges included; "Going to that big city and teaching some discipline to the 'big-school' folks in the senate."
Bergstrom is from the far northeast corner of the state.