The Issue of Children’s rights in America – Today in America thousands of children across the country will be abused, neglected, and tormented – and not by their parents. Allow me to introduce to you, Dear Reader, the Troubled Teen Industry. The TTI is a multi-million dollar a year market built upon the exploitation of children with behavioral problems and their vulnerable families. Despite the heavy nature of these allegations, the businessmen who derive their wealth from this industry are not directly breaking any laws. Just the opposite in fact, they are highly regarded and upstanding citizens, with public ties to politicians running the gamut from local, to the very highest levels of government. In order to reconcile this with the harsh reality of what often happens to the children caught in the cross-hairs, one must call to attention the issue of children’s rights, and whether or not this countries stance regarding them can stand up to basic ethical scrutiny.