Hundreds of students, parents, business leaders and politicians were on hand to hear about school choice and how to make education in Arkansas better.
Former Florida Governor (1999-2007) and chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Jeb Bush, was the featured speaker.
He told the crowd that while he supports school choice, where children go to school should not make a difference.
"I know here the focus this year is on public school choice and that's great. Ultimately if you move to a student centered system, the delivery system is less relevant and it's how children learn and their success that should really be the entire focus."
The rally, held in conjunction with National School Choice Week, was hosted by A+ Arkansas, a group of concerned parents, educators and community leaders.