The irony of this is the public school he'll be attending is an awesome one and probably rated higher than some private schools. So Francois is actually going to be better off in the long run, with the added bonus of a financial break for his parents.
Dammit, I missed the first show!
I know I'm in the minority, but I love Alex and Simon and their crazy grubby, social climbing ways. The show wouldn't be the same without them, plus they make me laugh. They also need to get a grip on reality--a lovely brownstone in Brooklyn Heights is NOTHING to sneeze at, especially since that area is one of the few that actually seems to be retaining its value (unlike Manhattan). Yet, they always want MORE MORE MORE! It almost breaks my heart to see such greed!
Their relationship also seems to be a lot more stable than some of the others on the show.