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Reference to the article Don Haas mentioned on the “how many Earth Science teachers…”

http://horizon-research.com/horizonresearchwp/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Science-Trend-Report.pdf

Glenn Branch summary of the relevant trend: Which contains some interesting data of the sort we were looking for
late last year, including degree-in-field data (Table 2.15), with only 15% of high school earth science teachers having a degree in earth science, and a decrease from 2012 to 2018 in the percentage of middle school and high school teachers considering themselves very well prepared to teach climate/weather (Tables 2.25 and 2.26, significant only for middle school, though). Before you despair at the latter fact, let me note that this decrease may be due to the fact that expectations got higher between 2012 and 2018!