Parents at Independent School Criticize Ted Cruz’s Family for Traveling Internationally

Parents of students at St. John’s School, an independent institution attended by Sen. Ted Cruz’s daughters, are criticizing the senator and his family for violating a COVID-19 safety policy. The prestigious Houston school announced in January that students who travel internationally cannot attend classes — even online — for at least one week after returning to the U.S. Cruz’s recent family vacation to Mexico has sparked a heated debate, with some parents accusing the senator of putting other students at risk and disrespecting the school’s values. The family’s decision to leave Texas during the state’s severe winter weather crisis has garnered widespread outrage, leading Sen. Cruz to apologize to his constituents and say that the trip was a mistake. Read more