Megan Dake is a mother and teacher at East High School in Des Moines. -promoted by Laura Belin
As the daughter of an immigrant, I have always valued the American Dream. My father was less than three years old when he came to this country with his family. Like so many others, they wanted to chase that dream; they wanted a better life. America opened its arms. My father learned English, he went to college, he became a teacher. The American Dream was real. But somewhere along the way, this dream has become a nightmare.
Today, I am also teacher. East High in Des Moines is the largest high school in Iowa and the majority of our students are Latinx.