My colleague recently told me about a delegation of our students who had an important matter that they wished to raise. They were pretty disappointed with one of the policies in the department that directly affected their studies and thought that it was serious enough to warrant raising in the staff-student committee.
Basically they were very unhappy that for four days in the working week they were expected to get up and come to a lecture at 9am. They thought this was unfair and that it should be changed. They were told politely in adiplomatic manner to grow up and stop wasting our time with inconsequential rubbish.
And people wonder why I am a cynic and why I worry that the education system is failing.