In 1998, Congress created a program that offered grants intended to improve the quality of teaching in American schools. The Department of Education set up the Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant Office to administer the program. On December 11, 2002, the General Accounting Office released a report that concludes that the Department of Education is not adequately overseeing the use of these funds. In particular, the GAO argues that DoE needs to set up “an effective system for communicating with grantees.” The report also argues that the terms associated with the accountability provisions in the grants are so vague that it is impossible to determine success, and therefore recommends that DoE provide clearer definitions and more precise measures of success or failure. See http://www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-03-6 for the full report.