Philadelphia, March 12, 2011 — State Sen. Anthony H. Williams will participate as a panelist Wednesday in discussion on education hosted by the Anti-Defamation League and moderated by Chris Santullo of WHYY. 

The panel, “Our Schools at a Crossroads: Where Does the Future Lie?”, will take place on Wednesday, March 16 at noon at the offices of Mellon Wealth Management, 1735 Market St., 8th floor, in Philadelphia for members and guests of the ADL.

Williams will join an array of panelists who work in the field of education to discuss issues ranging from diversity and bullying, to non-traditional educational approaches. He will share his experiences advocating for school choice legislation.

“I’m grateful that the Anti-Defamation League is hosting this panel because our schools are facing numerous challenges today,” Williams said. “I look forward to sharing my thoughts on the state of our schools with other education experts, and I hope we can all generate a positive discussion that will ultimately benefit students.”

He is a co-sponsor and a leading proponent of the Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act (Senate Bill 1), which would provide families with a chance to send their children to a public, private, parochial or charter school of their choice, as well as increase Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) funding by $25 million.