Since the problems that older adults face can often be quite different from what teenagers go through, it's not uncommon for young students to feel dismissed and told "wait until you have to pay bills" when something they're dealing with isn't sitting right.
But when they're addressing problems that affect the world at large, the zeal with which they approach their calls for justice can often be infectious. And many are also clever enough to find ways to voice their own unique problems in a way that makes it hard not to admit the policies they're campaigning against wouldn't make any more sense to us if we were in their shoes.
And after their voices are heard about a given issue for long enough, it's not outside of the realm of possibility for schools to start coming around and addressing gaps they identify in their own education.
From the sounds of things, one teen has identified a pretty glaring one at his school and his efforts to speak out against it are resonating with hundreds of thousands of people.