25th of January, on the doorstep of the second reading of the new reformation of higher education, was the day when a bunch of students gathered on the hill of the Parliament-building to be heard.
In addition to many familiar faces from the Student Union of TUT, also MehÜN was there to give something to student voice. All sides were represented on the roof of the Student-bus. The welcoming speech was made by Eimar Veldre- the chairman of the Federation of Estonian Student Unions, who reminded us why we were standing there while freezing our limbs off. He stopped to talk about the four main changes the higher force is planning to commit in the field of education. Also the voice of high-school, the soon-to-be students was there to share an opinion.
After hearing out the students it was time to listen to what the parties had to say. First up was the representative of IRL Liisa Pakosta, who repeated her debute that she had made some months earlier at the debate that was held in TUT, where she messed up all the solid arguments the students had. From listening to her it came out that she actually didn’t really understand why we were there, because all our wishes were taken into account. But as in “The boy who cried “Wolf!”” the students didn’t buy it this time any more. Next up was the representative of SDE Jaak Allik, who also repeated history by messing up Ms. Pakosta’s arguments, when explaining where things actually stand. Also the arguments of the KE were approved by the slowly freezing mob. The last word was also IRL’s and it was nothing that we wanted to hear as expected.
There were many generations on the roof that day and we also got support from our northern neighbours. The side of the youth parties’ was the same as real parties’. Also the information from Tartu, Võru and Kuressaare came in. There were also numerous young people fighting peacefully for the same thing as we were in the capital-city. There was some hot soup and a constant need for songs to dance to- to keep the toes from completely falling off.
The weather was so cold that even the hell did probably freeze. That we could also see from the fact that sadly also this time our word was not heard and the bill passed that reading. Why would they make a reformation for people who clearly don’t want it and why would they change the one only thing that actually works kind of properly around here?!
As my grandfather had to say about that topic- the fish starts to rot from the head- it’d be wiser to keep away, before getting the puss all over ourselves. Maybe he’s right?! In that case we only need to pray that the ministry of education would put out some money for building us some pig stalls, because keeping pets, even less, having a butchery in the dormitories is forbidden. Money has to come from somewhere and it is embarrassing to admit that we don’t see it coming from anywhere else.