Glen Johnson (Point of View, April 22), chancellor of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, decries that state appropriations have been cut by just over 2 percent over the past four years on average. Never discussed is all the years they got more money, just the cry when they get a little less. Higher education's budget in 2004 was $768 million. In 2011 it was $1 billion. That's a 30 percent increase. The overall education budget in 2004 was $1.95 billion and $2.75 billion in 2011. That's a 41 percent increase. These are the numbers they don't want to talk about. They just want to talk about the small cuts they get when the economy is down.