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Two MO Senators call tests 'anti meat' and 'anti-farmer'

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Sens. John Cauthorn (L) and Bill Stouffer

By AP/KWMU

Hannibal, MO – Two Missouri lawmakers want to ban standardized test materials from a company in Connecticut.

Sens. John Cauthorn (R-Mexico) and Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) say the company's practice tests have anti-meat and anti-farmer messages.

They cite a passage entitled "Why Be Vegetarian," and a poem that includes the line "your brain could rot from eating beef, from Mad Cow disease there is no relief."

Cauthorn says school districts shouldn't use the materials.

Several school districts buy supplies from Queue Incorporated to help their students prepare for the required statewide student assessment, called MAP. MAP tests started Monday and continue for the next month, depending on each district's schedule.

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