Theodor Rebarber is Vice President for Education at Advantage Schools, Inc., an education management and research company that focuses on charter schools. Previously, he was Legislative Director for U.S. Rep. Steve Gunderson. He drafted the federal education reform legislation for the District of Columbia, including model provisions authorizing charter schools that passed Congress and were signed into law by President Clinton. Prior to that, as Associate Director for Curriculum and Assessment at The Edison Project, Rebarber designed academic standards, assessments, and other aspects of Edison's program. Before that, he was Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, he was a research associate at the Educational Excellence Network of the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies.