"American Pageant is the most used textbook for AP U.S. history across the nation,” he said at the board meeting. http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150318/NEWS/150319577/101064/NEWS Both Wallan and Thomas have degrees in political science and were outspoken about their disapproval of how the author embedded words and phrases in brackets and as side notes in the Constitution. For example, the Second Amendment read: “The people may bear arms. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms [i.e., for military purposes] shall not be infringed.” Prendergast pointed out that “i.e.” means “that is” or “this means” and should have been replaced with “e.g.” which means “for example.” The exact meaning of the Second Amendment has long been a hot-button issue in the debate over gun rights. Thomas called the bracketed phrase in the Second Amendment the most “egregious” example of the author’s editorial comments. Let me guess, American Pageant is probably the textbook used in Portland and Eugene or soon will be!