Robertson County Times
I came to this great country almost 40 years ago, with only $37 in my pocket. But I had something of far greater value. I had a medical degree. Over the years I have realized the great value of that education. It allowed me the privilege to serve this community. It has been a blessing to me and my family.When I come across a young high school graduate who is not interested or not planning to go to college, I ask them one question: Will you put in one more year in school if it will double your income for life? As you can imagine, most of these young people respond with attention.The fact is that an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) course will do exactly that. It will double a person's income for the rest of their life! It takes one year of training. There is also further room for progress in this caring profession. Other similar options also exist. I write this letter to emphasize the importance of education in the lives of our young people. We should do everything possible to make higher education more easily available in our community. Certainly, more of our young people will enter higher education if it was available here than in the next county. We must vote for and support the beginning of our community college.
The benefits are many. Our distinguished mayor assures me that it will not cause an increase in city taxes. Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College are both interested at this time. Our community leaders have worked to confirm this commitment.
Let us vote to make this dream come true for our young people.
Sabi Kumar MD FACS
Read Across America Day
Dr. Kumar and Mrs Linda
Read to Children in
This is Fun!
Sabi 'Doc' Kumar
A Day on the Hill
for Students from Robertson County!
You are welcome to come and visit us too!
When you plan for a year, plant a garden,
When you plan for a decade, plant trees,
When you plan for life, get an education" Anonymous
"I am where I am in life, because of my education," Dr. Kumar has said,
"and because of what Mom did for me."
Dr. Kumar believes that it is the duty of our society to provide opportunities
for quality education to our children, especially, when they are
committed and willing to work hard for learning.
Dr. Kumar was an early and active supporter of
building the Highland Crest College Campus.
To the right is a letter written by Dr. Kumar and
published in the Robertson County Times
in May, 2009.
Dr. Kumar has supported local efforts for improvement of education
along with community projects including:
Dr. Kumar has visited and worked with Teachers and Policy Makers to improve Quality and Availability of Education for All Students.
Dr. Kumar has spoken to Educators across the community and the Legislature.
He has discussed the unique similarities between Healthcare and Education.
The response from the Educators has been very positive.
High School Graduations
Linda and I truly enjoy attending ALL of these Ceremonies in Robertson County.
I invite the New Graduates to come and spend a day ( or more) with me in Surgery if they are interested in a Healthcare profession
Educational Initiatives Supported By
Rep Sabi 'Doc' Kumar MD Tennessee Legislature 2016
- Tennessee is the Fastest Improving State in Education
Currently We are No. 34, up from No. 49
Credit is to Our Students, Teachers and Parents!
- Total Educational Expense is $10 B, 30% of the Budget.
$5.7 B is for K-12 & $4.2 B for Higher Ed
- Increased Investment in K-12 Education by $262 M, - Largest ever in the History of Our State
- $104 M for Well Deserved Raises in Teachers Salaries
- $30 M to cover the 12th Month of Health Insurance
- $300 M for Capital Improvements to University Campuses
- Tennessee Promise offers 2 year Free Community College Education to All High School Graduates
- HOPE Scholarships from the Lottery offer aid for 4 year degree.
- Drive to 55 aims to Increase the Number of High School Graduates who enter College from 33% to 55%
- TN ReConnect helps those with past College Credits to Return and Earn the Degree
Tennessee House of Representatives - District 66 - ROBERTSON COUNTY
The Similarities Are Remarkable
"This perspective has given me a deep understanding of Education"
Dr. Sabi Kumar