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Candidate Profile: Sally Gant runs for School Board Seat A

Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 5:50 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Sally Gant is running for Seat A on the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board.

She said she is running because she loves America and thinks the country is in trouble. “I don’t think white men are evil incarnate, and I think that’s part of the problem, is that we’ve kicked the fathers out of our country, and we need to get them back,” Gant said, adding, “I’m worried when they start messing with the history books. I used to get the Smithsonian Institute magazine and National Geographic, and now it’s all full of politically correct stuff. I think that’s dangerous. We need to get the kids back into history.”

She said one time, while visiting her son’s classroom, “It was just amazing, because the teacher was up there teaching, but the kids were all over the place, and the way I understand it, that hasn’t changed that much today. I’m wondering how much the cell phones are influencing the school classroom.”

According to Gant, “The parents should be the ones that decide if you’re going to wear a mask, or if you’re going to get a vaccination. It should be up to the parents.”

Gant discussed some of the things she’d like to see taught in schools, saying, “If Alaska ends up standing alone, it would be good if our children knew gardening and some other things maybe, and the governor even talked about, during the COVID stuff, in Anchorage, if we lost our, all the trucks, and the boats, and the planes and everything that come up and help us, feed us, when I talk to the people, they say, ‘Well, just go out and get a moose,’ and it’s like ‘Okay, how many moose do you think are out there? Do you know what to do with a moose if you caught one? Right? Do you know how to shoot one?’ and all this stuff, and it’d be nice if the kids knew their rights.”

She talked about the Fairbanks community, saying, “Say something really did happen that was really bad to our country. Alaska, it’s forty below in Fairbanks. We would need to pull together as a community, so it’d be nice if we go ahead and start some of that behavior now, and like I said, I think America is great. I’ve lived in Fairbanks a long time, don’t plan on going anywhere. I have grandchildren, and I’m worried about the country, and if it should go south, I want my kids to be some of them that survive.”

She said it’s hard for teachers when they also have to be social workers. “And then this politically correct stuff, you know, they probably have to push that along. The politically correct stuff is that we all have an opinion and should be able to talk about it. If you bring up God, nobody likes that, but I’ve been hearing the F-bomb everywhere I go.”

Gant is running against Andrew Graham and incumbent Erin Morotti in the municipal elections on October 5th.

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