Jim McMurtry earned a Master's degree in Educational History on Indian Educational Policy under Dr. Robert Carney, a leading expert on residential schools. He also earned a Ph.D. in Educational Philosophy from the University of Toronto, where his dissertation was entitled, A Case Against Censorship in Literature Education. Jim has had a long and successful career in education. He was Principal of Neuchâtel Junior College in Switzerland, a college lecturer, and, most recently, a senior French Immersion History teacher in Abbotsford. He was censured while teaching in Abbotsford for questioning a false narrative on residential schools.