In His Own Words

June 18, 2003 1 min read

Selections from published works by Robert Lerner, President Bush’s choice for commissioner of education statistics:

“The 1980s textbooks display a high degree of filler feminism. These textbooks systematically insert minor and inconsequential women characters where it is not necessary to the story line. Women are especially likely to be represented pictorially. Unlike male characters, they come in one moral shade and are always described favorably. … Finally the texts are sprinkled with ad hoc statements condemning the ‘sexism’ of American society at various points in American history.”

—From Molding the Good Citizen: The Politics of High School History Texts, by Robert Lerner, Althea K. Nagai, and Stanley Rothman, published 1995.

“Numerous studies are routinely offered to show that the sexual orientation of a couple makes ‘no difference’ to the well-being of children. The obvious implication of this view is that two gay ‘dads’ or two lesbian ‘moms’ can raise a child as well as can two married biological parents. … We conclude that the methods used in these studies are so flawed that these studies prove nothing. Therefore, they should not be used in legal cases to make any arguments about ‘homosexual vs. heterosexual’ parenting. Their claims have no basis.”

—From No Basis: What the Studies Don’t Tell Us About Same-Sex Parenting, by Robert Lerner and Althea K. Nagai, published 2001. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)

“The University of Michigan possesses data … that seriously undermines its claims that its diversity policies are overwhelmingly good, not bad, for its students. Um’s public reports misstate and ignore key findings here that show serious racial tension and polarization among groups on campus that gets worse the longer students stay at the university.”

—From “Diversity Distorted: How the University of Michigan Ignored Inconvenient Data in Order to Sell ‘Diversity’ to the Courts and the Public,” by Robert Lerner and Althea K. Nagai, published 2003 by the Center for Equal Opportunity. (Requires Adobe’s Acrobat Reader.)