1. I haven't changed my mind. 2. Teachers in state schools (are you one?) know what the phrase 'the thin end of the wedge' means...to their cost. 3. I'm retired. But I did see - for example - schools starting to get involved with holiday/Saturday revision sessions just because their rivals did. I doubt it would be different with these after school activities. You are keen on us all 'reading the white paper' - does it say, anywhere, 'provision will be either by specialists employed specifically to run these sessions, or by teachers paid extra to do so- no teacher will be expected to or required to run these sessions' or similar? If it did we wouldn't be having this debate.