Ted Cruz Educational Background | Did Ted Cruz go to School in the USA or Canada?
Ted Cruz is a politician and attorney who has been serving as the United States Senator from Texas since 2013. He is the first Hispanic American to serve as a U.S. Senator representing Texas. He was also a candidate for the Republican nomination for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. He is known for his ultra-conservative political views as well as his persuasive speeches and tactics.
Among Cruz’s political accomplishments, one has been the instrumental role he played in the government shut down in 2013 which followed his 21 hour speech against Barack Obama’s healthcare plan. He opposes same sex marriage and abortion. He celebrates legal immigration and is in favor of abolishing the IRS and instituting a flat tax system.
Ted Cruz was born Rafael Edward Cruz on December 22, 1970. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada but raised in Houston, TX. He demonstrated a gift for public speaking at an early age when he joined an after school program run by the Free Enterprise Institute which introduced young people to free market economics and focused on an understanding of the Constitution. The organization encouraged him, and other youths involved, to give speeches around Texas on related issues.
Cruz married his wife Heidi in May of 2001. The couple has two daughters, Catherine, born 2011 and Caroline, born 2008. He is very religious and outspoken about his belief in God.
Senator Cruz believes that school is greatly beneficial to children and that every child deserves a quality education. He believes it gives students more opportunities and improves the schools themselves, making them more accountable to the communities they serve.
High School: Cruz went to two different private high schools, Faith West Academy near Katy, TX and Second Baptist High School in Houston. He graduated as valedictorian from the latter in 1988. Second Baptist serves approximately 1200 students from PK-12 and has access to nearly 1,000,000 square feet of educational and recreational facilities.
Following high school, Cruz went on to go to Princeton University. He graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. While at Princeton, he competed for the American -Whig Cliosophic Society’s Debate Panel and won the top speaker award at the 1992 U.S. National Debating Championship and the 1992 North American Debating Championship and was also named U. S. National Speaker of the year. Princeton is an Ivy League School that has been ranked as 7th among 300 Best World Universities in 2011 by the Human Resources and Labor Review.