The bonding between teacher, student and parents is vital for boosting the learning capacity of a child. Social capital, i.e. a network of relationship between school officials, teachers, parents and community together promoting academic achievement, plays a larger role than financial capital. Parents involvement supports learning….teachers trust their students…..and community engagement facilitates learning.
A study was conducted to measure student learning by a team which used performance of state mandated fourth grade students based on reading and maths tests. On an average the schools that spent more capital did have better results but the effect of social capital was three time than the financial capital on maths and five times in the case of reading scores.