A growing body of research shows that the performance of most charter schools is strong and improving over time with some achieving spectacular results. Yet in looking forward and considering how chartering can expand to meet the needs of more families, the Task Force on Charter School Quality and Accountability believes that the charter compact must be reaffirmed and reinvigorated. The freedom to innovate must be protected against re-regulation. Accountability for results must be clearer and more certain. Achievement must be the first priority.