I am a Stanford Business School alum and first heard about your film through the school. I want to thank you for your important work with 2MM. I myself am an Indian American so I have a unique perspective on this issue.
I grew up in the a Los Angeles suburb called Cerritos. My high school didn't have a gym, auditorium, lockers, cafeteria or science labs when I first started. But what it did have was lots of immigrant parents from India, China, and Korea. They set expectations high and gave us all the support we needed. The result was a school which finished first in the state academically, despite having no facilities. It was a subject of a book called "School of Dreams" - check it out if you can. My experience there proved to me that education is not about funding, as the national dialogue would have you believe. Rather, it is about values and desire as you so rightly point out.
Great job bringing this issue to our attention. I hope the dialogue heads in the right direction. And if you happen to be in SF, please drop me a line. I would love to grab a cup of coffee with you.