Ted Cruz Educational Background | Did Ted Cruz go to School in the USA or Canada?

Ted Cruz Princton Educational Background
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.

Personal Life:
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.
Ted Cruz College
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.

Canadian Career Colleges that will Benefit from $500 Million Canada Job Grant

In April of 2013, Canadian Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty promised increased government funding of Canadian career colleges and trade schools. The 2013 Canada Job Grant will introduce $500 million to the training and education sector, which will provide students with up to $15,000 in grants to attend those institutions. Unlike the United States—whose government and citizens treat vocational and trade schools like an unwanted stepchild—Canada values their career colleges and realizes the significance of a skilled workforce.

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A few options to consider if you’re shopping these schools are included below:

CDI College

CDI College is a private business school with over 25 campuses throughout Canada. Currently CDI offers 50 diploma and certificate programs, which include areas of study like legal administration, law enforcement, event coordinating, accounting, and paralegal training. CDI provides hands-on training from instructors who are experienced in a variety of trades. In just a few short months, CDI has their students equipped to tackle a fulfilling career. Read the rest of this entry »

Brian Tracy Found his Maximum Potential Despite Being a High School Dropout

To Brian Tracy, luck is foreseeable. Those with good luck have a reason for it. “If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often,” he says.

Brian Tracy was born in Canada in 1944. His early life was humble and he did not seem to have the makings for success, as he was born to a poor family and dropped out of high school. He worked as a laborer, then got a job on a tramp steamer and traveled around the world, visiting and living in many diverse countries. He eventually became a salesman, which started him on his path to success and helping others achieve success.

Tracy did not begin as a great salesperson, but worked hard and copied other good salesmen and read about their techniques. Soon he was the top salesperson in his company, and in two years went into management as vice president of the company. He eventually became the CEO of a $265 million development company.

Starting as a salesperson, Tracy later became involved in real estate, advertising, the auto industry, investments, training and consulting. He went back to school and got his MBA from the University of Alberta. He then developed his first training program that would become the book Maximum Potential (1995). Read the rest of this entry »

USA Falling Behind in College Attainment Rates

Two years ago, President Obama announced plans to make the USA a leading country in the international education race by 2020. Many people were excited for this hope to become reality, but it seems like we might be slipping farther away from our goal.

According to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, less Americans are completing their college education than young adults in other countries. This has made us fall from 12th to 16th place in the share of young adults (ages 25-34) who have earned a degree. The countries who are leading the race in this younger demographic are South Korea, Canada, and Japan.

Why is America slipping behind other countries in college attainment rates? There are two explanations for this. One is that more and more people are attending college in Asia and Europe than ever before. Another factor is that these foreign nations focus on education degrees that take less time to complete; instead of the four-year plans that many college in the USA follow, colleges in other countries offer many one-year or two-year degree plans.

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Neve Campbell’s Education Background

Neve Campbell is a Canadian actress who earned her fame in the 1990s when she co-starred in Party of Five. Her first highly popular film was The Craft, which was released in 1996. However, she really solidified her role as a famous actress when she starred in the Scream movies. Now, the fourth movie in the Scream series is about to hit theaters and Neve will be gracing the big screen again. EDUinReview will now take a look at her education background.

Neve was born on October 3, 1973 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Marnie, a yoga instructor, and Gerry, a high school drama teacher. She has three brothers: Christian, Alex, and Damian. When Neve was two-years old, her parents divorced and she spent most of her time living with her father. When Neve was 9-years old, she started attending the National Ballet School, where she took up residence. While living and studying at the National Ballet School, Neve appeared in The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty. When she was 15, she traded her dancing career for an acting career and appeared in The Phantom of the Opera.

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Should High School Classes Start Later in the Day?

Sleeping in is just for weekends, or so we thought. The editors of MacLeans, a Canadian public affairs magazine, think that high school students should be able to sleep in and have classes start at 10 a.m. The editorial reviewed students at Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute in Toronto. They are already in their second year in late-start classes.

It’s no surprise that teenagers like to sleep in, but studies show that there’s a biological reason for them not being early birds.

“It is starting to look as though a forward shift in sleep patterns is a natural accompaniment to sexual maturation—not just in humans, but in mammals generally; rats and monkeys, it seems, engage in their own version of what parents witness in their recalcitrant 16-year-olds,” the editors at MacLeans stated in a recent article.

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Ryan Reynolds’ Education Background

Ryan Reynolds was recently voted the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine, but beyond his charming good looks is a quirky sense of humor and a knack for acting.

Check out this sexy celebrity‘s bio because, after all, he didn’t become the man he is today without his family, education and those early all-too-adorable acting gigs.


The Canadian actor graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. Ironically, he failed one of his drama classes, but that clearly didn’t faze him. He then had a short stint at Kwantlen College, also in Vancouver, until he decided to go back to his career in acting.

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U.S. Ranks 12th in Higher Education

No longer is the U.S. the leader in higher education for young adults, according to a recent College Board report. The U.S. ranks 12th place in prevalence among adults ranging from ages 25 to 34 with college degrees.graduation rates

Canada is in the lead for having 55.8 percent of the country’s population obtaining at least an associate’s degree. The U.S. lags behind at 40.4 percent. While the report focuses on younger adults, the U.S. ranks sixth when older adults are configured into the study.

The report also focuses on state ranking. The District of Columbia ranks highest, with a completion rate of 62.2 percent. Maryland ranks 12th at 38.6 percent, while Virginia ranks 17th, at 36.5 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Students Looking to Canada for Cheaper Tuition

In past years, Americans have been heading up to Canada in search of cheaper prescription drugs and health care. But health care’s not the only thing that Americans are hoping to save money on by venturing north.  According to the Boston Globe, since 2001, American enrollment in Canadian universities is up 50 percent.  This is especially true in the northeast, where even public schools can cost more than $20,000 a year.

Furthermore, the number of American students heading up to Canada may well increase thanks to the declining Canadian dollar.  Although the American dollar actually was worth a little bit less than the Canadian dollar a few years ago, currently the U.S. dollar is worth about $1.20 Canadian dollars. This means more Americans heading up to Toronto for bargain vacations, and more college students looking to escape rising tuition prices in the U.S.

This sounds like a great idea to me.  There’s definitely something to be said for studying abroad, and college in Canada allows Americans to do this without straying too far from home, and for less.  But what a shame.  Can’t we afford to educate our own kids anymore?


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