By Peter Berg
"Whose transformation is the right one? As our nation and the rest of the world are in the midst of or stand on the brink of large-scale societal transformation, there are many opportunities to seize the moment and move towards transformation and opportunities for those with a particular agenda or ideology to take the energy of transformation and turn it to their own purposes. Transformers and reformers seem to be everywhere, from the Occupy Movements to the Co-opt Movements. Many of the organizations and individuals who are in the midst of these movements have done and continue to do vital, relevant transformative work.
"There is cause for great concern as many organizations and individuals who are supposedly working for education transformation are falling into the trap of ego-centered competitiveness, and as a result, are ensuring that the status quo will continue, much to the delight of those who oppose any sort of change or transformation. Transformers who espouse one thing but are engaging in the same limited thinking — inconsiderate, arrogant, behavior — as they propose to rail against are giving energy to the entrenchment we find ourselves in. Many of us have been witness to various indiscretions, outright dismissiveness and the smugness with which transformers often treat other transformers, who are at least, to some degree working for transformation themselves."