Official regrets voting for school conquistador name removal
July 26, 2020
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A member of a New Mexico school board who made a key vote that ended up removing the name of a Spanish conquistador from a high school now regrets her decision.
Carol Cooper of the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education said she wishes she could go back in time and reverse her decisive July 14 vote to remove the name of Don Juan de Oñate from Oñate High School.
If she had voted against the name removal proposal, the vote would have been tied 2-2 with one absention, meaning the school's name wouldn't have been changed, the Las Cruces Sun-New reported Thurs...